The Chicago Bears waived Jimmy Clausen on Monday, and now we know why they made the move. The team promoted quarterback David Fales to the 53-man roster after he was approached to sign to another team's roster. It turns out two teams approached Fales, the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.
The 49ers placed Colin Kaepernick on injured reserve last weekend, and promoted Dylan Thompson to the 53-man roster. The team signed McLeod Bethel-Thompson to the practice squad, but have not added any other veterans to the 53-man roster. The team could end up promoting McBLT this weekend, but it appears they will not be adding anybody else to the roster.
The Ravens interest makes sense following Joe Flacco's torn ACL. The Ravens ended up claiming Clausen off waivers, and he will back up Matt Schaub next Monday against the Cleveland Browns.
This obviously didn't happen for either team, so there is only so much to make of it. But I know plenty of people had some interest in Fales coming out of San Jose State. It would have been nice to bring another developmental prospect into the organization. McBLT is really just a place-holder type of option.