The Miami Dolphins have signed free agent quarterback David Fales on Wednesday. Fales was a sixth-round pick by the Chicago Bears in 2014, spending three years (with a brief off-and-on stint with the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad in 2016) with Chicago. He appeared in one game last year, throwing five passes with two completions for 22 yards.
Fales, who attended San Jose State, was with the Bears in 2015, when Dolphins head coach Adam Gase was Chicago’s offensive coordinator.
This move adds a camp arm to Miami’s roster while also providing some competition for Brandon Doughty as the team’s third quarterback behind starter Ryan Tannehill and backup Matt Moore. Doughty was selected in the seventh round in last year’s draft by the Dolphins, spending the season on the practice squad. Miami added veteran quarterback T.J. Yates late in the season last year when Tannehill was injured, keeping Doughty on the practice squad rather than promoting him to be Moore’s backup for the remainder of the season.