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Bears place Sharpton on IR, promote Fales


The Chicago Bears placed linebacker Darryl Sharpton on injured reserve Saturday and promoted quarterback David Fales from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Sharpton, who has a hamstring injury, has played 47 NFL games (21 starts) with the Houston Texans (2010-13) and Bears (2014). He has 171 tackles (six for loss) one sack, one interception, five pass breakups, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He also has 16 special teams tackles.

This season, Sharpton had 27 tackles, three quarterback pressures and two pass breakups in five games (two starts).

Fales has been on the Bears’ practice squad after the team drafted him in the sixth round this year. In two seasons at San Jose State, Fales made all 25 starts, completing 68.1 percent of his passes for 8,382 yards, 66 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. He owns the two top passing seasons in school history (4,193 yards in 2012 and 4,189 in 2013), the single-season school record for touchdown passes (33 in both 2012 and 2013) and the top two marks for most completions in a season (327 in 2012 and 312 in 2013).

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