The Miami Dolphins signed quarterback Brady Quinn and waived/injured Pat Devlin. Quinn was brought in for a workout Monday with the team concerned with the backup job to starter Ryan Tannehill with Matt Moore recovering from a shoulder injury and Devlin slowly by a hamstring injury of late.
Miami also looked at Rex Grossman and John Skelton before settling on Quinn, with Grossman signing with the Browns on Tuesday.
Moore and Devlin returned to practice Sunday, but the Dolphins were still concerned about the backup quarterback spot.
Moore played in one game for the Dolphins last season, completing two of six passes for 53 yards. Devlin, who was at Penn State before transferring to Delaware, has not played in an NFL game, and could end up on injured reserve if he clears waivers.
"We've had workouts almost every single day, and it's no different," coach Joe Philbin said Monday when asked about bringing in veteran quarterbacks. "We're always evaluating different people that are out there. So really, no different than any other position. We've brought in people at virtually every position."
Quinn has a television deal in place with Fox Sports in case he does not latch onto a team. He also recently tried out with the New England Patriots.
Quinn, 29, split last season between the New York Jets and the St. Louis Rams, but he did not throw a pass. He played in 10 games and made eight starts for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012 compiling a 1-7 record. Counting his time from 2007-09 with the Cleveland Browns, he has a 4-16 career record as a starter.
For his career, Quinn has a 53.8 percent completion rate, 12 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions.
The Notre Dame product was Cleveland's first-round pick (22nd overall) in 2007.
Philbin was asked whether Moore would be the backup quarterback this season.
"Well, we're really not at that stage where we're going to decide who the final 53 players are," Philbin said. "That won't come, we're probably two-and-a-half or so weeks away. When that time comes, we'll know. We really haven't named anybody anything. We haven't anointed, this player, that position. We're still in a competitive mode. We want to get an opportunity to evaluate a lot of different players at different spots and that's still going to continue, certainly for sure this week."
Philbin also gave his assessment of Devlin and whether there has been improvement in his development.
"Well, I can only speak to when I got here. I know he was here a little bit before me. But, yeah, I like [him]. I think he's definitely developed," Philbin said. "I like his play speed. That's one of the great strengths that I think he has. He plays the game fast, he's decisive when he's back there. But again, let's call it what it is, and he has to be out there on a more consistent basis to get a good, thorough evaluation."