Fales is set to become the team's backup after the Jets released Luke Falk on Sunday, Andy Vasquez of NorthJersey.com reports.
The team elected to let Falk loose just a week after he started a game for them. False got another shot with the Jets on Oct. 4, and, as evidenced by this news, has earned the role to back up Sam Darnold for Sunday's game. It will be Darnold's first game after recovering from mononucleosis, so Fales could be thrust in the game should Darnold suffer a setback.
Fales signed a contract with the Jets on Friday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Fales was released by the Jets heading into the bye week since there was optimism regarding Sam Darnold's (illness) status for Week 5, but Fales will rejoin the team now that Darnold was ruled out. The 29-year-old will once again serve as the backup quarterback behind Luke Falk at Philadelphia on Sunday.
The Jets released Fales on Monday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Fales was brought up from the practice squad to serve as the backup to Luke Falk while Sam Darnold (illness) and Trevor Siemian (ankle) were out, but he was cut loose ahead of the team's bye week. Dropping Fales supports the growing optimism that Darnold will be ready to play the Eagles in Week 5 following the team's bye. Fales could land back on the Jets' practice squad, and he may even be back on the active roster if Darnold suffers a setback.
Fales agreed Wednesday to a contract with the Jets and is slated to serve as the team's backup quarterback Sunday against the Patriots, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
With Sam Darnold battling mononucleosis and Trevor Siemian (ankle) ruled out for the season, Gang Green had been left with No. 3 quarterback Luke Falk as the only healthy option under center. Fales spent time in Miami with Jets coach Adam Gase, completing 29 of 43 passes for 265 yards, one touchdown and one interception in two appearances back in 2017.
The Lions released Fales on Tuesday.
Fales landed with the Lions earlier this offseason as a depth option, but ultimately wasn't able to stick with the team. The sixth-year veteran will look for another chance elsewhere in the league.
Fales signed a contact with the Lions on Monday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Fales spent 2018 in Miami as the No. 3 quarterback and did not attempt a pass all season. The 28-year-old will compete with Tom Savage for the backup job behind Matthew Stafford.
Fales is a healthy inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Titans, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Fales was beaten out by Brock Osweiler for the backup job behind Ryan Tannehill. It looked like Fales was outplaying Osweiler through most of training camp and preseason, but the Dolphins appear to be more comfortable having a backup with significant starting experience.
Head coach Adam Gase recently indicated that the competition for the No. 2 quarterback job between Fales and Brock Osweiler is "day-to-day," Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Fales has been slightly more impressive this preseason, but it's clear the Dolphins have yet to make a decision over who will serve as Ryan Tannehill's backup in advance of Week 1.
Fales completed five of 10 passes for 63 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Dolphins' 27-10 preseason loss to the Ravens on Saturday.
Although Fales' final line was nothing remarkable, it still beat that of Brock Osweiler's, his competition for the No. 2 job behind Ryan Tannehill. Osweiler completed five of seven passes, but at just 3.3 yards per attempt, he netted a paltry 23 passing yards. He also took three sacks, adding to his overall ineffectiveness. Fales consistently outperformed Osweiler in camp and in the preseason opener versus the Buccaneers as well, seemingly giving him the leg up heading into next Thursday's preseason finale against the Falcons.
Fales has been steadier under center than Brock Osweiler during training camp and coach Adam Gase noted that he's shown enough improvement to warrant the No. 2 quarterback job, the Miami Herald reports.
Fales has appeared in just three career NFL games and attempted a total of 48 passes, but he's apparently developed his game under center to the point of potentially earning a permanent backup gig for 2018. He will still need to prove himself worthy of the job during preseason action, but he's off to a good start.
Fales is competing for the top backup quarterback spot in Miami, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reports.
Fales re-signed with the Dolphins back in March and is currently set to compete with Brock Osweiler and Bryce Petty for the top backup slot behind starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Last season, Fales started Week 17, throwing for 265 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 29 of 42 passing. While the team lost and Fales' stat line wasn't eye popping, the coaching staff, including head coach Adam Gase, was impressed enough that Fales could have given himself a boost for the backup gig. Fales will have to maintain solid play in the preseason but has a solid chance to earn a roster slot in 2018.
Fales signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins on Thursday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
The Dolphins allowed Fales, who was a restricted free agent, to test the open market this week, but it appears the quarterback was unable to find an attractive offer elsewhere. With Jay Cutler's days in Miami over, Fales will move forward as the No. 2 signal caller behind Ryan Tannehill -- though it's possible the team adds to its quarterback room in the upcoming draft.
Fales completed 29 of 42 passes for 265 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Bills. He also rushed four times for eight yards and a touchdown.
Despite a late-game interception that clinched the win, and ultimately, a playoff spot for the Bills, Fales acquitted himself very well in his first NFL start. The second-year pro was able to lead scoring drives of 11, 10 and 10 plays in the second half after Buffalo had jumped out to a 19-3 lead. He closed out the game with a pair of possessions that culminated in a one-yard touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry and a one-yard score on a quarterback sneak, leaving Miami with a chance to put together a game-winning drive following a successful onside kick. While that ultimately failed to come to fruition due to the aforementioned pick, Fales certainly gives the Dolphins' coaching staff something to think about in terms of a potential elevation to the top backup job behind returning signal caller Ryan Tannehill (knee).
Fales may get some playing time Sunday against the Bills, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
In anticipation of an appearance Sunday, head coach Adam Gase handed Fales some first-team practice reps this week. However, game flow will determine whether Fales actually sees the field. Whether or not he directs the offense before season's end, Gase's thought process seems to indicate the Dolphins are ready to move on from Jay Cutler and potentially Matt Moore (foot) behind Ryan Tannehill, who has progressed quite well in his recovery from reconstructive knee surgery in August.
Fales is in line to dress as the backup to Jay Cutler in Sunday's game against the Broncos with Matt Moore (foot) ruled out for the contest, Alain Poupart of the Dolphins' official site reports.
Fales has appeared in just one NFL game (in 2016 with Chicago) during his four-year career, but he'll be a Cutler injury away from seeing the field Sunday. Once Moore is back to full strength, however, Fales will fall to third on the depth chart and will likely be inactive for any subsequent contests.
Fales is expected to sign a contract Tuesday with the Dolphins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
With Jay Cutler (ribs) set to miss Thursday's game against the Ravens and perhaps additional time beyond that, the Dolphins were in need of a new backup quarterback after Matt Moore was promoted to the starting role in Cutler's stead. It appears Miami head coach Adam Gase ultimately settled on Fales, who worked out for the team Monday. Fales has plenty of familiarity with Gase's offensive scheme from their time together in Chicago as well as training camp this past summer, which likely gave him a leg up over any other quarterbacks the team might have considered signing. Cornerback Byron Maxwell was released to clear room on the 53-man roster for Fales.
Fales completed eight of 17 passes 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 that it was Doughty who immediately followed Moore into the game. The Dolphins could feasibly end up keeping three quarterbacks this season, so Fales will need to continue taking advantage of his opportunities to make a case for a roster spot.
Fales signed with the Dolphins on Wednesday, ESPN.com's James Walker reports.
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 (thumb) is active for Sunday's tilt against Minnesota, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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.
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