Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears placed linebacker Darryl Sharpton on injured reserve Saturday.

Sharpton, who signed a one-year contract with the Bears earlier in the season, is dealing with a hamstring injury.

He posted 15 tackles and one pass defensed in five games this season, his fifth in the NFL.

To take Sharpton's spot on the roster, the Bears promoted quarterback David Fales from the practice squad.

Fales was a sixth-round selection of Chicago in the 2014 draft.