The Baltimore Ravens (kind of) found a solution to their lack of quarterback depth.
The club announced Tuesday that it claimed former Chicago Bears backup Jimmy Clausen off waivers, sending Joe Flacco to season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL/MCL, which he suffered Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Clausen will be reunited with former Bears coach Marc Trestman, who’s currently the Ravens’ offensive coordinator.
The loss of Flacco put a damper on Baltimore’s already injury-ravaged season. The Ravens will have to turn to Matt Schaub for their “Monday Night Football” matchup against the Cleveland Browns, and Clausen will serve as a backup once again.
Clausen filled in for injured Bears starter Jay Cutler in Weeks 2 and 3 this season, losing both games. In those two games, Clausen completed just 57.5 percent of his passes, throwing for 184 yards, one interception and no touchdowns.
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Thumbnail photo via Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen throws a pass during the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at Soldier Field.