NFL 2019: Lions banking on QB Stafford with no backup plan
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have leaned heavily on Matthew Stafford since selecting him No. 1 overall in the 2009 draft.
Stafford has started since he was a rookie, and after injuries...
Lions sign QB Luis Perez, cut QB David Fales, RB Zach Zenner
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Luis Perez and cut quarterback David Fales, giving them another option behind Matthew Stafford.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback David Fales and waived quarterback Connor Cook.
Detroit also added offensive lineman Luke Bowanko and released safety David...
Free Agency-Dolphins Capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Stephone Anthony, RB Brandon Bolden, TE A.J. Derby, QB David Fales, TE MarQueis Gray, RB Frank Gore, DE William Hayes, DT Evander "Ziggy"...
Dolphins’ Tannehill questionable (shoulder) vs. Bears
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears with a throwing shoulder injury that first bothered him last month.
Tannehill was limited in Friday's workout — the first time he has missed practice time because of the injury. He wasn't on the injury report last week, but was during the week of Sept. 24.
Brock Osweiler or David Fales would start if Tannehill can't play for the injury-plagued Dolphins.
Dolphins keep 3 QBs _ and battle for backup job continues
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins now have four quarterbacks on the roster, and they still have a battle for the backup job behind Ryan Tannehill.
Coach Adam Gase declined to say Sunday whether Brock Osweiler or David Fales would be first off the bench to replace Tannehill, but said he expects to keep all three all season. Even so, the Dolphins found room on their roster to add rookie quarterback Luke Falk, claimed one day after being waived by the Tennessee Titans.
Former starting CB Tony Lippett waived by Dolphins
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Former starting cornerback Tony Lippett has been waived by the Miami Dolphins after missing all of last season with a torn Achilles tendon.
Lippett started 13 games in 2016 but struggled returning from his injury in training camp this year.
Also cut Saturday was receiver Leonte Carroo, a third-round pick in 2016 who has only 10 receptions in two seasons.
Osweiler makes bid for backup QB job, Dolphins top Falcons
ATLANTA (AP) — Dolphins coach Adam Gase won't be shopping elsewhere for his backup to starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
"It's going to be one of those two guys," Gase said after watching Brock Osweiler and David Fales split the playing time in Miami's final preseason game.
Osweiler enjoyed the more impressive final audition, leading three first-quarter touchdown drives in the Dolphins' 34-7 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.
Backup battle: Dolphins’ No. 2 quarterback still unclear
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback David Fales has been on the bubble for his entire five-year NFL career, so he almost sounds convincing when he says Thursday's exhibition finale at Atlanta is just another game.
Waived four times and released from a practice squad twice, Fales will likely be awarded the No. 2 job for the first time if he plays well against the Falcons.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says he likes his revamped roster, and that includes the quarterbacks who will compete this summer to back up Ryan Tannehill.
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have claimed quarterback Bryce Petty a day after he was waived by the New York Jets.
With Miami's move Friday, Petty joins veterans Brock Osweiler and David Fales in the competition for the backup job behind Ryan Tannehill.
Petty spent three seasons with New York after being selected in the fourth round of the 2015 draft. He played in 10 games for the Jets, throwing for 1,353 yards and four touchdowns with 10 interceptions, and went 1-6 as a starter.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have been saying all offseason that Ryan Tannehill will be their starting quarterback in 2018, and the draft didn't change that.
Miami still has used a first-round pick on a QB only once since 1984 — and that was Tannehill six years ago. The Dolphins didn't add a QB with any of their other seven draft choices this week, either.
Miami Dolphins free agency capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: SS Michael Thomas, Walt Aikens and S Nate Allen; QBs Matt Moore and Jay Cutler; LBs Lamin Barrow and Koa Misi; G Jermon Bushrod; LS John Denney; TE Anthony Fasano; DEs Terrence Fede and William Hayes; K Cody Parkey; CB Alterraun Verner; RB Damien Williams; OT Sam Young.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB David Fales; LB Neville Hewitt; G Anthony Steen.
Landry, 2 others ejected in Dolphins’ loss to Bills
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins punctuated a disappointing season of undisciplined play with a fight and three ejections Sunday.
The meltdown led by excitable receiver Jarvis Landry came in the final minutes of a 22-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
Dolphins QB Moore out at least another week with foot injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says No. 2 quarterback Matt Moore will be unavailable for at least one more game because of a foot injury.
David Fales will again back up Jay Cutler on Monday night against New England. Moore was hurt in a loss at the Patriots on Nov. 26.
Running back Damien Williams sat out practice Thursday because of a shoulder injury, and his status for the Patriots' game is uncertain.
Dolphins backup QB Moore ruled out against Broncos
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins reserve quarterback Matt Moore has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Denver because of a foot injury.
Starter Jay Cutler's backup will be David Fales, who has thrown five passes in his NFL career. Cutler has gone the distance in only two of the past six games because of injuries, and Moore started in last week's loss at New England.
Dolphins list Williams as starting running back vs. Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Dolphins say Damien Williams will get the start at running back on Monday night against the Carolina Panthers.
He's expected to split time in the backfield with Kenyan Drake.
Safety T.J. McDonald, who is returning from an eight-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, will also start.
Dolphins’ Cutler active and set to start against Oakland
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler is active and set to start in their Sunday night game against Oakland after missing one game because of cracked ribs.
Guard Ted Larsen is inactive despite practicing during the week for the first time since a biceps injury sidelined him in August.
Also inactive for the Dolphins are quarterback David Fales, linebacker Stephone Anthony, guard Isaac Asiata, receiver Rashawn Scott and defensive tackle Vincent Taylor.