Dolphins sign quarterback David Fales

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The Dolphins needed another quarterback in a hurry, so they added one Tuesday they’re familiar with.

Via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins filled the spot created by today’s release of cornerback Byron Maxwell by signing David Fales.

Fales spent the preseason with the Dolphins and played reasonably well (97.8 passer rating), furthering their preferences for known commodities over quarterbacks who may be more qualified.

Fales was originally a sixth-round pick of the Bears in 2014, and worked with Dolphins head coach Adam Gase there in 2015. He has also spent time with the Ravens, and has appeared in one regular season game.

Dolphins starter Jay Cutler is out indefinitely with broken ribs, so they needed a backup to veteran Matt Moore, who will start for them for the time being.

42 responses to “Dolphins sign quarterback David Fales

  1. Anybody regardless of race, gender or political affiliation can see this young man is being blackballed and shut out from the league. He is by far the best, most qualified QB who doesn’t have a job because of his political views and highlighting injustices against African Americans. Murrica indeed… Smh

  2. Anybody regardless of race, gender or political affiliation can see this young man is being blackballed and shut out from the league. He is by far the best, most qualified QB who doesn’t have a job because of his political views and highlighting injustices against African Americans. Murrica indeed… Smh
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    Yeah, I’m sure Colin’s support of a certain Cuban dictator has nothing to do with his unemployment in Miami at all, huh?

    I still wonder why that just gets ignored in all of this. Why doesn’t anyone care about Cuban lives anymore?

  3. “furthering their preferences for known commodities over quarterbacks who may be more qualified.”

    Give it a break…

  4. cmack21 says:
    October 24, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Anybody regardless of race, gender or political affiliation can see this young man is being blackballed and shut out from the league. He is by far the best, most qualified QB who doesn’t have a job because of his political views and highlighting injustices against African Americans. Murrica indeed… Smh

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    playing in the NFL is a privilege not a right. he should of thought about the outcome before disrespecting the flag of this great nation that was letting him earn millions to play a game.

  5. Hell if they going to sign quarterbacks that are nobodies instead of quarterback that almost won a Super Bowl then they might as well have signed Leandrae Johnson to a one year deal.

  6. Hell if they going to sign quarterbacks that are nobodies instead of quarterback that almost won a Super Bowl then they might as well have signed Leandrae Johnson to a one year deal.
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    Guess they should have signed Rex Grossman or Matt Hasselbeck then, huh?

  7. A QB gets signed anywhere and the Kaepernick whiners come out (both on and off-staff at PFT!). Just remember 2 things, whiners:

    1: There’s no way Kaepernick is getting signed in Miami after kissing up to Fidel Castro. Not gonna happen.

    2: Kaepernick would’ve already had a job with the Ravens if his idiot girlfriend hadn’t sent that stupid tweet.

  8. If Landry lights it up we could see Cutler in the broadcast booth a year earlier than planned.

  9. Dave W. says:
    October 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm
    A QB gets signed anywhere and the Kaepernick whiners come out (both on and off-staff at PFT!). Just remember 2 things, whiners:

    1: There’s no way Kaepernick is getting signed in Miami after kissing up to Fidel Castro. Not gonna happen.

    2: Kaepernick would’ve already had a job with the Ravens if his idiot girlfriend hadn’t sent that stupid tweet.

    How many times are people going to post these exact same comments as if they’re new groundbreaking information?

  10. How many times are people going to post these exact same comments as if they’re new groundbreaking information?
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    Was that question directed at the Colin supporters or the Colin haters?

  11. Fales was awesome at San Jose State(yeah i know, san jose st.) but each time he went up against Derek Carr and fresno st. he outperformed him as well as looking better at the senior bowl. i’m not saying he’s derek carr, but he held up his own when the two were on the field together

  12. cmack21 says:
    October 24, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    Anybody regardless of race, gender or political affiliation can see this young man is being blackballed and shut out from the league. He is by far the best, most qualified QB who doesn’t have a job because of his political views and highlighting injustices against African Americans. Murrica indeed… Smh
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    Here’s some tissues for you.

  13. I think that the Bengals 3rd string QB, Jeff Driskel is more talented than Kaep. I really do.

  14. spartanlegend says:
    How many times are people going to post these exact same comments as if they’re new groundbreaking information?
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    As many times as it takes for Colin Kaepernick apologists and excuse-makers like you to finally pay attention to them and stop repeating your own tired clichés.

  15. I support Colin Kaepernick

    With that out of the way, people need to stop bringing up his name every single time a QB gets signed. There are situations where he would fit and contribute and situations where it makes no sense whatsoever to bring him in.

    David Fales was signed to be a temporary back up QB until Cutler is ready to play again. He will never see the field unless Moore gets hurt, and he will be cut immediately when Cutler returns.

    This is not a long term opportunity or even a chance to put anything on tape for the future. There is no point in either Kaep wanting to sign here or the Dolphins considering signing him.

  16. leandraejohnson says:
    October 24, 2017 at 1:48 pm
    Hell if they going to sign quarterbacks that are nobodies instead of quarterback that almost won a Super Bowl then they might as well have signed Leandrae Johnson to a one.
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    I’m sure you were an advocate for Ray Rice as well.

  17. How many times are people going to post these exact same comments as if they’re new groundbreaking information?
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    As many times as people keep whining about Kaepernick not having a job every time the slightest QB news pops up.

  18. Since everyone in the USA doesn’t watch the NFL any more, why would any of you care if Kaepernick played?

  19. cmack21 says:
    October 24, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    He is by far the best, most qualified QB who doesn’t have a job because of his political views and highlighting injustices
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    Wrong.
    He had a job that was going to pay him 14mil.
    He walked away.

  20. Back up the Kap train, ladies. Apparently 90% of you didn’t bother to look up the fact that Fales was with the Dolphins all offseason and was cut to sign Cutler. Of course they’re going to bring him back to hold a clipboard for a few weeks. Can this article/thread be deleted yet?

  21. “furthering their preferences for known commodities over quarterbacks who may be more qualified.”
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    Not sure how any QB that doesn’t know Miami’s system could be possibly be more qualified than one who does, but by all means, keep beating that dead horse.

  22. crush22 says:
    October 24, 2017 at 2:56 pm
    cmack21 says:
    October 24, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    He is by far the best, most qualified QB who doesn’t have a job because of his political views and highlighting injustices
    _____________
    Wrong.
    He had a job that was going to pay him 14mil.
    He walked away.
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    He walked away because he had already been told by the 49ers (which they have confirmed many times) that he was going to be CUT ANYWAY. It was not HIS DECISION to walk away from the money. He opted out because he knew he was going to get cut and lose the money anyway so he wanted to get a head start in FA.

  23. lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    He walked away because he had already been told by the 49ers (which they have confirmed many times) that he was going to be CUT ANYWAY. It was not HIS DECISION to walk away from the money.
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    And for the billionth time, even though the 49ers said they would — and almost certainly meant to cut him — they could have changed their minds later, or offered him a chance to stay at a lower salary.
    Whether they would have released or not, the only verifiable fact is that Colin Kaepernick opted out BEFORE he may or may not have been cut. The fact that a QB-desperate team like Denver backed out on paying him a much lower salary than he was making in San Francisco should have told him what his chances were on the open market.
    While there is merit to what you say, there is also merit to the fact the he DID IN FACT walk away from a contract before he was officially released. That is the bottom line, whether apologists want to admit it or not.

  24. Jeff says:
    October 24, 2017 at 2:57 pm
    Back up the Kap train, ladies. Apparently 90% of you didn’t bother to look up the fact that Fales was with the Dolphins all offseason and was cut to sign Cutler. Of course they’re going to bring him back to hold a clipboard for a few weeks. Can this article/thread be deleted yet?
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    EXACTLY! This is not a political statement. Fales knows the Playbook from the Summer and while it would not be ideal if Matt Moore got hurt… he can at least run some plays with 2 days notice against the Ravens. Stop making everything about Politics!!!!!! It was the only logical choice. Period!

  25. laxcoach37- so be honest,If ur team was going to the super bowl and you had 2 choose either Kap or Sales as ur QB who u picking? Be honest please.

  26. How many times are people going to post these exact same comments as if they’re new groundbreaking information?
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    Okay, let me address the reality before I deal with the nonsense. Fales knows the playbook; he was a late cut and would have been retained on the Practice Squad had he qualified. He showed very well in one exhibition game and impressed. Beyond that, Gase runs a complicated program. In 2012, SF had to dumb-down the playbook for Kaepernick, so connect the dots. Yes, the same Kaepernick who once came close to winning a Superbowl for the only coach who knew how to bring the best out in him, as ancient history as this is.

    Okay, now for the reality.. His big mouthed Miko Grime 2.0 GF is a loose cannon. The Fins have already suffered through the original version. He had every opportunity to educate himself and walk back the Castro worship but instead he essentially told a substantial segment of South Florida that although their friends and relatives may have been brutalized and suppressed, if they survived, their literacy rate increased.

    Now did anyone bring up the piggy socks.. or that for every innocent or guilty black man killed by police, 18.5 police are killed by black men? Or that for those isolated incidents of police criminality ending in an innocent life, every weekend in Chicago, there are 50 homicide victims, many of them innocent and some children.

    Has he acknowledged any of that… or even expressed any sympathy for the victim’s families in urban areas or the families of cops dying for trying to do the right thing?

  27. dregonspengler says:
    October 24, 2017 at 5:01 pm
    lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    He walked away because he had already been told by the 49ers (which they have confirmed many times) that he was going to be CUT ANYWAY. It was not HIS DECISION to walk away from the money.
    ===

    And for the billionth time, even though the 49ers said they would — and almost certainly meant to cut him — they could have changed their minds later, or offered him a chance to stay at a lower salary.
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    So I am basing my argument on widely accepted facts and you are basing yours on pure speculation and nothing else.

    Got it.

  28. Let’s this all be a lesson to the players-own your business. A significant percentage of you are working for someone that would allow a generally despicable human being in the
    Locker room before someone protesting bad policing.

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