Lions Waive QB Connor Cook

The Lions’ search for a backup quarterback continues. On Monday, the club released former Michigan State QB and NFL journeyman Connor Cook, according to a team announcement. He was replaced by QB David Fales, who has also had multiple stops throughout the NFL. 

Cook, 26, entered the league as a fourth-round pick of the Raiders in 2016. he saw time in just one game as a rookie and has not taken a regular season snap since. He has, however, had practice squad/futures stints with the Panthers, Bengals, and Lions. His next deal could bring him to his fifth team in four years.

Cook was thought to have a chance at the No. 2 QB role behind starter Matthew Stafford, but his release leaves Tom Savage as the favorite. Meanwhile, Fales will look to make his case.

In related moves, the club also signed offensive lineman Luke Bowanko and released safety David Jones.

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  1. Ironman_4life

    I remember David Fales for 1 game at San jose state. derek carr and the undefeated fresno state bulldogs made a visit to spartan stadium Carr threw 6 tds and over 500 yards and came home with the loss. Fales also had 6 tds and over 500 yards.

  2. nentwigs

    In addition to DAVID JONES, perhaps also slated for release are:

    They don’t seem to be able to play at the speed necessary to successfully perform in today’s NFL.
    (If you have to ask, you’re not old enough !!)

      • phenomenalajs

        I believe that would be “monkee-ing” around… I’m sure Cook will get a chance in camp with a fifth team.

      • crosseyedlemon

        I know I’m a bit of a daydream believer but I was hoping we could get him on the last train to Clarksville.

  3. TheBlueMeanie

    I’ve never even heard of this Fales guy. Hope he does better than his namesake.

  4. RockHard

    Never forget that the cowboys wanted to draft this guy instead of Dak in the 4th round. Thanks Oakland!

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