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BEARS NAME ROOKIE FIELDS AS STARTING QUARTERBAC­K

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Rookie Justin Fields will be the starting quarterbac­k for the Chicago Bears — at least for the foreseeabl­e future. Just two days ago, coach Matt Nagy said Andy Dalton would return to the starting role when he had fully recovered from a knee injury. But Wednesday, Nagy said Dalton was cleared to return to practice but he’d be doing so as No. 2 on the depth chart. Fields, who won his first NFL game on Sunday in a 24-14 victory over the Detroit Lions, has earned the starting job, Nagy said. “This is Justin’s time, we’re so confident moving forward,” he said Wednesday. Fields, the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, will start Sunday for the Bears (2-2) when they meet the Raiders (3-1) in Las Vegas. Dalton injured his left knee in the second quarter of a Sept. 19 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

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