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Dolphins muddy back QB situation by signing rookie Luke Falk

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So, it appears the Dolphins haven’t settled on a backup quarterback plan as of yet. This after Sunday when Miami picked up former Titans sixth round pick Luke Falk, who was released on Saturday.

Veteran Brock Osweiler and David Fales who was with the team a year ago, both made the 53-man cut down for Saturday at 4 p.m. eastern time.

However, barring the unlikely occurrence that the Dolphins will elect to keep four quarterbacks for the first week of the regular season, one of the two backups to Ryan Tannehill will be gone.

That’s likely going to be Fales, who did not do enough in preseason to solidify himself as the number two behind Tannehill.

Back to Falk, he’s a player that the Dolphins were interested in during the pre-draft process. So much so, Miami brought him to the facility for one of their allocated player visits.

Falk threw the ball and incredible 1811 times for a 49 pass attempt per game average in the final three years for Mike Leach’s offense at Washington State. He also threw an incredible 106 touchdowns and only 32 interceptions in that time frame.

Fall played extensively in the preseason for Tennessee, including every snap of the finale last Thursday night against Minnesota. He finished 13 of 24 in the game for 114 yards with no interceptions but was sacked four times.

The Titans elected to keep veteran back up Blaine Gabbert behind starter Marcus Mariota and the belief in Tennessee was they would try to sneak Falk through waivers to bring him back on their practice squad.

However, the Dolphins had other ideas.

It’s still unclear as to what exactly Miami will do. And, they actually have until Wednesday to decide officially whether Falk or one of the other backups sticks on the official 53-man roster and counts against the salary cap, etc.

It’s further interesting that Miami his hosting, wait for it, …. the Titans on Sunday, and part of this may be to gather intel on Tennessee for a day or two and then re-release Falk.

Stay tuned on that point.

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