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Miami Dolphins rumors: Team signs new quarterback, waives Pat Devlin

Who will the backup be for Ryan Tannehill on the Miami Dolphins?
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Miami Dolphins rumors have the team signing a new quarterback to battle for the backup slot. Ryan Tannehill is already the Dolphins' starting quarterback, but the front office apparently wanted to create some competition for Matt Moore. According to a report from CBS on Tuesday (Aug. 12), the team has signed free agent quarterback Brady Quinn. In order to clear space on the roster, the team ended up waiving injured quarterback Pat Devlin.

Quinn and Moore will now battle for the right to sit on the bench behind Tannehill and it could get interesting for the next three weeks of the NFL preseason. Quinn doesn't exactly bring a sparkling resume with him, as he spent time with the New York Jets and St. Louis Rams last year. He didn't see action for either team, and he hasn't thrown an NFL pass since he started eight games for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012. He ended up posting a 1-7 record during that time with the Chiefs.

Moore hasn't seen much action recently either. He did start 12 games for the Dolphins back in 2011, but he has only made five pass attempts since that time. Moore is also dealing with injuries this preseason, so by going out and getting Quinn, the team has given itself an insurance policy for when the regular season begins. There had been Miami Dolphins rumors out there that the team was looking for another option at quarterback as well, so this signing isn't too much of a surprise.

The Dolphins lost their first preseason game to the Atlanta Falcons (16-10), with the offense failing to really make much of a statement. The team has to find a way to get back on track if they want to compete in the AFC East this year against the New England Patriots and an improved Jets team. For their next game in the NFL preseason, they will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday (Aug. 16) at 7:30 p.m. ET. They follow that with games against the Dallas Cowboys and Rams.