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David Fales | Quarterback | #9

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 213
College: San Jose State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 6 (183) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, David Fales is the front-runner to back up Ryan Tannehill in 2018.
Coach Adam Gase hasn't tipped his hand yet in the race to back up Tannehill, but going off practice performance, Fales has clearly outplayed both Brock Osweiler and Bryce Petty. Per Jackson, Fales has shown well in reading coverage while getting rid of the ball quickly. The 27-year-old played most of Week 17 last year, completing 29-of-43 passes for 265 yards and an interception. Jun 17 - 8:34 AM

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Dolphins re-signed QB David Fales to a one-year contract.

For now, he will slot in as Ryan Tannehill's backup. The Dolphins need to do better. Perhaps they will in the draft. 43 of Fales' 48 career attempts came in a mop-up start last Week 17. He tossed a pick and a score in a loss to the Bills.
Mar 15 - 6:15 PM

David Fales completed 29-of-42 passes for 265 yards with one touchdown and one interception while adding four carries for eight yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Dolphins’ Week 17 loss to the Bills.

He was sacked once for a loss of eight yards. As expected, Fales entered the game in relief of Jay Cutler, who bowed out of Sunday’s meaningless finale after just three snaps. Fales fared surprisingly well in his first career start, leading a late comeback effort that nearly spoiled Buffalo’s bid for the postseason. He showed a strong connection with Jarvis Landry, completing nine-of-10 throws to the slot receiver for 92 yards and his only touchdown of the afternoon. Fales could return to the Dolphins as Ryan Tannehill’s backup if Matt Moore walks in free agency.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 09:24:00 PM

The Dolphins are expected to give David Fales some playing time in Week 17 against Buffalo.

Jay Cutler will start but is unlikely to play the entire game. Miami wants to get a look at Fales after giving him some first-team practice reps this week. With Matt Moore on an expiring deal, Fales could back up Ryan Tannehill next season.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 06:12:00 PM

Dolphins waived QB David Fales.

The former Bears project couldn't convince the Dolphins to keep three quarterbacks. There will be Twitter buzz that Fales could get a look elsewhere, but he's most likely practice squad bound.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 12:54:00 PM

Dolphins signed QB David Fales, formerly of the Bears.

Fales was a 2014 sixth-rounder and spent 2015 with then-Bears OC and now-Dolphins coach Adam Gase. Fales was an exclusive rights free agent but wasn't tendered an offer by Chicago. He'll compete for the No. 3 job.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 02:42:00 PM

Bears signed QB David Fales off the Ravens' practice squad.

It's a sure sign that Jay Cutler (shoulder) will be out Sunday against the Titans. With Connor Shaw (leg) and Brian Hoyer (forearm) both on injured reserve, Fales will slide in as the backup behind presumed starter Matt Barkley. At this point, the Bears would be better off tanking down the stretch so they can at least improve their draft position. Fales has never played an NFL snap.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 11:18:00 AM

Bears promoted QB David Fales from the practice squad.

CB Bryce Callahan was waived in a corresponding roster move. Fales will back up Jimmy Clausen for however long Jay Cutler (hamstring) is sidelined.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Bears waived QB David Fales.

The Bears are comfortable moving forward with just Jimmy Clausen behind shaky starter Jay Cutler. A 2014 sixth rounder, Fales will presumably be stashed on the practice squad.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 05:50:00 PM

Reserve Bears QB David Fales underwent "minor" shoulder surgery, but is already back to 100 percent.

The 2014 sixth-rounder spent the vast majority of his rookie year on the practice squad. With the Bears' quarterback situation amongst the league's worst, it's possible they'll elect to keep three QBs, and by extension Fales.
Source: FOX Sports
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 07:59:00 PM

Bears promoted QB David Fales from the practice squad.

The Patriots reportedly made an offer to Fales, so the Bears had to add him to their roster. Fales will be the No. 3 quarterback behind Jay Cutler and Jimmy Clausen.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 03:16:00 PM

Bears waived QB David Fales and released CB Kelvin Hayden and FB Tony Fiammetta.

Fales (shoulder) and Fiammetta (hamstring) had already been ruled out for Week 2. Hayden was a healthy scratch Week 1. With Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery both questionable, these moves should allow the Bears to add another wide receiver.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 01:04:00 PM

Bears declared QB David Fales, LB Khaseem Greene, DE David Bass, DE Cornelius Washington, OT Charles Leno, CB Kelvin Hayden and FB Tony Fiammetta inactive for Sunday's opener against the Bills.

The Bears don't have any major injuries going into Week 1. Jimmy Clausen will back up Jay Cutler.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Bears signed sixth-round QB David Fales to a four-year contract.

Fales was the 183rd pick on Saturday. The San Jose State product doesn't have a big arm but is a quick decision-maker and excels in the short-to-intermediate passing game. He should challenge for No 2 duties right out of the chute.
Mon, May 12, 2014 09:38:00 PM

Bears selected San Jose State QB David Fales with the No. 183 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Fales (6-foot-1 5/8, 212) spent two seasons with the Spartans after transferring from community college, posting a 17-8 record, 66:22 TD-to-INT ratio, and 68.1 completion rate across 25 starts. Fairly old for a rookie, he'll turn 24 in October. A quick, decisive, rhythm-and-timing passer with plus pocket presence, Fales' strength is accuracy in the short to intermediate sections. ESPN's Trent Dilfer has called Fales "identical" to former Chiefs QB Trent Green, though he lacks arm strength to consistently drive the ball vertically. Ultimately, Fales' likeliest projection is a high-end NFL backup to low-end starter. He has a fairly clear path to No. 2 duties for quarterback whisperer Marc Trestman, having to beat out only Jordan Palmer.
Sat, May 10, 2014 04:02:00 PM

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