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Bears re-sign Fales, put Miller on IR


The Bears on Wednesday re-signed quarterback David Fales and linebacker Jonathan Anderson to their active roster and placed tight end Zach Miller on injured reserve.

Fales was selected by the Bears in the sixth round of the 2014 draft out of San Jose State. He split time between the 53-man roster and practice squad his first two seasons without appearing in a regular-season game.

After being waived by the Bears Sept. 3 as part of final cuts, Fales was re-signed Wednesday off the Ravens practice squad, where he had spent most of the season.

Anderson originally signed with the Bears last year as an undrafted free agent from TCU. He has appeared in 14 games with three starts the past two seasons, recording 41 tackles, one interception, five pass breakups and two tackles-for-loss.

Miller broke his foot in last Sunday's loss to the Giants. He currently leads the Bears with 47 receptions for a career-high 486 yards and a team-high four touchdowns. In three seasons in Chicago, the converted college quarterback has caught 81 passes for 925 yards and nine TDs.

The Bears on Wednesday also signed offensive lineman Lawrence Okoye and defensive lineman Jimmy Staten to the practice squad.

Okoye entered the NFL in 2013 as an undrafted free agent with the 49ers. He has also spent time with the Cardinals (2015), Jets (2015) and Cowboys (2016) without appearing in a regular-season game. Born and raised in England, Okoye played rugby while growing up and later competed in discus in the 2012 Olympic Games, finishing 12th.

Staten was selected in the fifth round of the 2014 draft by the Seahawks out of Middle Tennessee. He has also spent time with the Giants (2015), Patriots (2015) and Chiefs (2015-16) without appearing in a regular-season game.

The moves come one day after the Bears re-signed cornerback De'Vante Bausby to the active roster, signed receiver Dres Anderson to the practice squad and released receiver Darius Jennings from the practice squad.

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