78ºF

Dolphins sign backup QB David Fales

Fales worked with Miami head coach Adam Gase in Chicago

Chicago Bears quarterback David Fales warms up prior to the start of the game agains the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Dec. 11, 2016 in Detroit.
Chicago Bears quarterback David Fales warms up prior to the start of the game agains the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Dec. 11, 2016 in Detroit. (Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)


DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins are bringing in competition for the backup quarterback job as they have signed David Fales.

Fales signed with the team Wednesday. He will compete with Matt Moore and Brandon Doughty for the backup quarterback job behind starter Ryan Tannehill.

Fales was a sixth-round pick of the Chicago Bears in 2014. While with the Bears, Fales worked with Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, who was then offensive coordinator in Chicago.

Fales has very limited game experience in the NFL, having thrown only five career passes and completing two of them for the Bears in the 2016 season.