Fales completed 8 of 17 pass attempts for 184 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's 23-20 preseason win over the Falcons.
The newly-signed Jay Cutler didn't participate in this one and presumed backup Matt Moore attempted just one pass, leaving the rest of the snaps to Fales and Brandon Doughty. Fales' numbers jump out more than Doughty's, but it should be noted that a large chunk of his production came on one play -- a 99-yard catch and run by Damore'ea Stringfellow -- and it was the latter who came in immediately following Moore. The Dolphins could feasibly end up keeping three quarterbacks this season, so Fales will need to continue taking advantage of his opportunities as his fights for his spot.
A 2014 sixth-round selection, Fales will be reunited with Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, who served as the Bears' offensive coordinator in 2015 while Fales was with the team. The 26-year-old quarterback made his first career regular-season appearance in Week 17 last season, attempting five passes at the end of a blowout. He's a long shot to make it through final cuts, as the Dolphins have one of the NFL's top backup quarterbacks in Matt Moore.
Fales was limited at practice this week due to his thumb injury but it isn't thought to be very serious. He likely won't see any action Sunday unless starting quarterback Matt Barkley is forced out due to injury.
Fales (thumb) is questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Vikings.
Fales was limited in practice throughout the week and will likely be active despite the injury. He'll serve as the backup quarterback to Matt Barkley on Sunday.
Despite being a late addition to the injury report that limited him in practice Thursday and Friday, Fales will suit up and be available to provide relief for starter Matt Barkley in case of an emergency
|8||10/26/17||@ BAL||8:25 pm|
|10||11/13/17||@ CAR||8:30 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
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