Lions Sign QB Luis Perez, Cut QB David Fales

The Detroit Lions are signing QB Luis Perez to a contract on Monday, according to Adam Caplan.

To make room on the roster, the team cut QB David Fales in a corresponding move.

Perez joins Tom Savage, and Josh Johnson on the Lions’ roster as the backups to Matthew Stafford.

Perez, 24, wound up signing on with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M-Commerce back in May of 2018. He agreed to a three-year, $1.71 million contract, but was waived coming out of the preseason.

Perez had a brief stint on the Rams’ practice squad before signing with the Birmingham Iron of the AAF. After the league folded, he landed with the Eagles for a month before being waived during OTA’s. 

In 2019 with the Iron, Perez threw for 1,460 passing yards while completing 52.3 percent of his passes to go along with five touchdowns and six interceptions. He also rushed for 75 yards.

Fales, 28, was taken in the sixth round of the Bears back in 2014. He was unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason during his rookie year.

Fales was on and off of the Ravens’ practice squad throughout the 2016 season before the Bears signed him to their active roster.

From there, Fales signed on with the Dolphins in 2017 and returned to Miami last year on a one-year contract. 

In 2017, Fales appeared in two games for the Dolphins and completed 67.4 percent of his passes to go along with 265 yards passing, one touchdown, one interception, eight yards rushing and one touchdown.

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