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Barkley added to roster, Houston on IR

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The Bears on Thursday promoted quarterback Matt Barkley from the practice squad to the active roster, placed outside linebacker Lamarr Houston on injured reserve and re-signed fullback Paul Lasike to the practice squad one day after he was waived.

Barkley appeared in four games over two seasons with the Eagles in 2013-14, completing 30 of 50 passes for 300 yards with no touchdowns, four interceptions and a 43.7 passer rating. He was selected by Philadelphia in the fourth round of the 2013 draft out of USC.

Barkley was traded from the Eagles to the Cardinals last September. He did not appear in a regular-season game but remained with Arizona until he was released two-and-a-half weeks ago. Barkley was signed to the Bears practice squad Sept. 4.

Houston sustained a torn ACL during the second quarter of Monday night's loss to the Eagles. He suffered the same injury midway through his first season with the Bears in 2014 and then rebounded last year to record a team-leading and career-high eight sacks.

Houston signed with the Bears after appearing in all 64 games with 60 starts over four seasons with the Raiders from 2010-13.

Lasike played in the Bears' first two games this season, gaining two yards and a first down on his first NFL carry against the Eagles. He entered the NFL in 2015 with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent from BYU. After being waived by Arizona, he spent most of his rookie season on the Bears practice squad last year.

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