Fales was limited at practice this week due to his thumb injury but it isn't thought to be very serious. He likely won't see any action Sunday unless starting quarterback Matt Barkley is forced out due to injury.
Fales (thumb) is questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Vikings.
Fales was limited in practice throughout the week and will likely be active despite the injury. He'll serve as the backup quarterback to Matt Barkley on Sunday.
Despite being a late addition to the injury report that limited him in practice Thursday and Friday, Fales will suit up and be available to provide relief for starter Matt Barkley in case of an emergency
The Bears are in need of quarterbacks with Jay Cutler (shoulder) set to miss at least several games, so they decided to bring back Fales, who spent training camp and the last two seasons in Chicago. He will assume the backup duties behind Matt Barkley in Cutler's absence, and if he is summoned off the bench at any point the rest of the way, his familiarity with the team should be a benefit in some way.
Fales completed 4-of-10 passes for 69 yards Thursday against the Browns.
With Connor Shaw (leg) out for the season, Fales will function as the Bears third-string quarterback. Should the team suffer injuries to their top-two quarterbacks, it's entirely possible that the team would be off with a street free agent.
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