With Chase Daniel expected to start at quarterback in place of the injured Mitchell Trubisky Thursday in Detroit, the Bears on Wednesday elevated quarterback Tyler Bray from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
Bray presumably will back up Daniel against the Lions.
Bray signed with the Bears in March and spent the first 11 weeks of the regular season on the practice squad. In preseason action this summer, he completed 60 of 97 passes for 652 yards with one touchdown, two interceptions and a 76.5 passer rating.
Trubisky injured his right shoulder late in last Sunday night's win over the Vikings and is listed as doubtful on the injury report for Thursday's game, meaning that he's unlikely to play.
To make room on the roster for Bray, the Bears released veteran cornerback Marcus Cooper Sr., who has been inactive the past eight games after appearing in the first two contests of the season.