The Miami Dolphins need a short-term backup quarterback to fill the role for the next few weeks. It sounds like they are bringing back a training camp body to be the interim solution as starting quarterback Jay Cutler recovers from a chest injury. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, David Fales flew into Miami last night with the intent to sign with the team.
Fales, a 2014 sixth-round pick of the Chicago Bears, spent training camp with the Dolphins this summer. Fales did not have any practice squad eligibility available when the Dolphins waived him at the end of the preseason, but he was impressive during his limited time with the team. Fales was 27-for-54 for 424 yards with five touchdowns and one interception during the preseason. Now, it appears he will come back to serve as Matt Moore’s backup.
Miami also has quarterback Brandon Doughty on the team’s practice squad.
Cutler’s injury, preliminarily described as two cracked ribs, could keep him sidelined, and Moore starting, for two- to three-weeks.