The Miami Dolphins have made a move to improve their suddenly paper-thin depth at quarterback.
Sources confirm to NFL Network's Michael Lombardi that Miami has signed veteran Patrick Ramsey.
The move came a day after the Dolphins lost both Chad Pennington and Chad Henne to injuries in a 29-17 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said Pennington's suffered a long-term shoulder injury, the fourth such injury for the 11th-year veteran. After signing Ramsey, Miami made space on its roster by placing Pennington on season-ending injured reserve.
The 34-year-old Pennington has undergone shoulder surgery three times, most recently last year after he was injured in Week 3.
Playing for the first time since that injury, Pennington lasted just two plays Sunday before he departed with another injury to his troublesome right shoulder. He was hit while throwing an incompletion on the first play, completed a pass on the next play, then called timeout and left the game.
Sparano also said Henne might be available for Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bears.
Henne was in the training room Monday being treated for a left knee injury that sidelined him in the third quarter.
Third-string quarterback Tyler Thigpen is expected to start against the Bears after finishing Sunday's victory.
“I’ve got a lot of confidence in Tyler,” Sparano said. “This guy has really been throwing the football well in practice and has made tremendous improvement. It’s one of the reasons why we repped him the way we did in preseason.”
The Dolphins gave at least two free-agent quarterbacks a tryout Monday, and the team was expected to sign a roster replacement for Pennington.
The 31-year-old Ramsey has bounced around the league since his four-year stint with the Washington Redskins ended in 2005. His most recent stop came last month in Jacksonville, where he was signed and released by the Jaguars over the course of a week. He has thrown 35 touchdowns and 31 interceptions in his career with a passer rating of 74.9.
Blaze Quarterback Tommy Grady to Attend Private Workout with Miami Dolphins
11/15/2010 1:46 PM
SALT LAKE CITY ␣ Utah Blaze Quarterback Tommy Grady (6-*7, 245, Utah) will be attending a private workout with the Miami Dolphins of the NFL. The Miami Dolphins contacted Blaze Head Coach Ron James on Sunday to obtain a workout release. The Dolphins lost two quarterbacks last week due to injuries and are looking to fill the position quickly with a game Thursday night against the Chicago Bears. ␣This is a great opportunity for Tommy and reflects the talent we have been bringing in for the 2011 season,␣ said Head Coach Ron James. ␣We wish him the best in his workout and are proud of all of his hard work he has done in order to achieve this invitation.␣ Grady, a former University of Utah quarterback was the first signing by the Blaze during the 2011 free agency period. He will be placed on the Arena Football League␣s Other League Exempt List until a final decision has been made.
PLACING ON OTHER LEAGUE EXEMPT
QB Tommy Grady 6’7 250 3/18/85 Utah (NFL)
why? you lose two qb's you gotta get at least one. thigpen is not as bad as his name implies. he had some good games for kc. as for ramsey, not so bad of a pick up considering who might be available this time of the season.
[QUOTE=18F;3820725]guess that says just how much confidence he truly has in Thigpen.[/QUOTE]