Barkley completed six of 15 passes for 81 yards with no touchdowns and a pair of interceptions in Thursday's 26-10 loss to the Packers. He also lost a yard on his sole rush.
Barkley was pressed into action after Brian Hoyer exited in the second quarter with what turned out to be a broken arm and looked like you'd expect a quarterback who'd made a grand total of one pass attempt since 2013 to look. The 26-year-old had trouble establishing any type of rhythm and consequently, Zach Miller found himself as the Bears' leading receiver with only 40 yards through the air. With Jay Cutler (thumb) inactive, the Bears had nowhere else to turn Thursday once Hoyer went down, but it would appear highly likely that the former will get the starting nod when Chicago takes on the Vikings in Week 8.
Barkley will join the active roster to provide quarterback depth with Jay Cutler dealing with a thumb injury and seemingly trending toward unavailability for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. If Cutler is indeed ruled out for the Week 3 matchup, Barkley will serve as the backup quarterback behind Brian Hoyer.
Barkley was much more efficient than he was in his preseason debut, but his production was hardly anything to write home about. He is likely to retain his third-string status as a developmental quarterback for Arizona and should continue to see plenty of reps for the duration of the preseason.
Barkley was extremely inefficient Friday, and he threw a crucial interception in the red zone on the
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