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David Fales Leading Race For Dolphins Backup Job

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While Ryan Tannehill is firmly entrenched in the starting quarterback spot for the Miami Dolphins, the backup job may be a heated competition.

Or not.

According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, Fales looks like the best of the bunch during offseason practices that are open to the media.

“His deep ball has been remarkable this offseason, between him and [receiver] Jakeem [Grant] and [tight end Mike] Gesicki,” Dolphins tight end MarQueis Gray said of Fales. “They’ve been hooking up a lot.”

“We felt like [keeping Fales] was a good first step for us and really we wanted to see how everything played out, because between free agency and the draft, you just never know how things are going to shake out,” Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said, according to the Palm Beach Post’s Jason Lieser.

“By adding Brock and then Bryce, I think it’s been a good competition.

“That’s really what we’re going to be doing going into training camp. We’re just going to let those guys compete and see who wins out.”

While Fales may seem to be the leader as of now, Gase has stated that he won’t make a decision on the backup job until August of September.

“Right now I don’t even want to go in that direction yet because I don’t have a great answer for it,” Gase said. “I want to see guys play in preseason games. I want to see kind of how training camp goes. That’s a lot of time there and there’s a lot of football to be played. I want those guys all competing. I’m hoping those guys all have the same mentality that they’re the guy to beat.”

So, the competition between Fales, Brock Osweiler, and Bryce Petty wages on.

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Raiders Place Ahtyba Rubin on Injured Reserve

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The Oakland Raiders have placed defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin on injured reserve due to a torn biceps that he suffered during the team’s join practice with the Detroit Lions last week, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Michael Gehlken.

Rubin was entering the final year of a three-year, $12M contract with the Seattle Seahawks back in 2017 but was cut in September. He lated signed on with the Denver Broncos who cut him only two games later.

Rubin later latched on with the Atlanta Falcons where he appeared in 10 games in a reserve role.

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Texans Waive Stephen Morris

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The Houston Texans have waived quarterback Stephen Morris, according to an official team announcement, which will make room on the roster for the signing of veteran kicker Nick Rose who played last season with the Washington Redskins and the Los Angeles Chargers.

Rose, who was cut by the Chargers back in April, will have an opportunity as Texans’ kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn is sidelined with a minor injury.

Morris was the 4th signal caller on the Texans’ roster and was hoping to move up the 3rd spot, but lost out to Brandon Weeden and Joe Webb.

 

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Chiefs Release Robert Golden

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The Kansas City Chiefs have released safety Robert Golden, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

Per the report, which cited Golden’s agent, Golden had formally requested his release from the team,  adding that Golden “didn’t feel like he was getting the opportunity to contribute the way he wanted to.” Goldne’s agent added that “he’s hoping to catch on with another team soon”

Golden spent the first six seasons of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers who signed him as an undrafted free agent back in 2012.

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