NFC North: Greg Herd

CHICAGO -- A rash of injuries on the offensive line and at wide receiver prompted the Chicago Bears to make a handful of roster moves in advance of Sunday night’s road game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Sources confirmed the Bears waived quarterback David Fales and released veteran cornerback Kelvin Hayden and veteran fullback Tony Fiammetta.

The Bears announced following Friday’s practice that Fales (shoulder) and Fiammetta (hamstring) had been officially ruled out for Week 2.

Hayden was a healthy inactive in Chicago's 23-20 overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills in the season opener.

The expectation is the Bears will look to fill some of the open roster spots off the practice squad. With Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) questionable, and Josh Morgan (groin) doubtful, the Bears could choose to promote one, or more, of their current practice squad wide receivers: Josh Bellamy, Greg Herd, Chris Williams and Rashad Ross. Practice squad center/guard Taylor Boggs is a candidate to help with depth on the offensive line after starters Roberto Garza (high-ankle sprain) and Matt Slauson (high-ankle sprain) were both declared out for the 49ers game.

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman confirmed the team put free agent wide receiver Santonio Holmes thru a workout on Tuesday.

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ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that the Bears brought in free agent receivers Holmes and Ben Obomanu before eventually signing wide receiver Greg Herd to a one-year contract.

“I did not [attend the workout]”, Trestman said. “I have it on tape but I haven’t looked at it. I think that’s something for our personnel department at this time. I don’t have a response [as to how Holmes looked] because I didn’t look at it.”

Holmes, 30, caught 23 passes for 456 yards and one touchdown last season in 11 games for the New York Jets. He played in just four games in 2012 before suffering a lisfranc injury.

Holmes best season in the NFL came with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009 when he posted a career-high 79 receptions for 1,248 yards. Holmes was also named MVP of Super Bowl XLIII.

The Bears assigned the 6-foot-3 Herd uniform No. 81. He is expected to add a fresh set of legs to a unit that is currently down in numbers after Marquess Wilson fractured his collarbone. Wilson is out indefinitely following surgery on Tuesday morning.

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