The Detroit Lions made the signing of former AAF quarterback Luis Perez official on Tuesday morning, and it was veteran quarterback David Fales who was the odd man out, getting released to make room for the young quarterback.
Fales was added midway through the offseason after the Lions decided to part ways with former Spartan quarterback Connor Cook. Fales struggled mightily during training camp and the preseason. However, he actually looked quite impressive in Detroit’s second exhibition game against the Houston Texans, completing 12-of-19 passes for 226 yards and a score.
Unfortunately for Fales, he couldn’t keep the momentum going and fell back on some bad habits the next game.
Perez will likely get a lot of playing time in the Lions’ preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns, giving the young quarterback an opportunity to put more game film out there and potentially even make his case for a spot on the Lions’ practice squad.