Nate Longshore To Tryout for Miami Dolphins

Chris J. NelsonSenior Writer IApril 27, 2009

Former California quarterback Nate Longshore has opted to try out for the Miami Dolphins rather than the Cincinnati Bengals reports.

Undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Longshore has not been signed by the Dolphins, but will try out for the team in hopes of landing a contract.

Longshore (6-5, 230) threw for 6,783 yards and 51 touchdowns with 31 interceptions in four seasons with the Golden Bears. His best year came as a sophomore in 2006, when he racked up 3,021 yards and 24 touchdowns with 13 interceptions.

It's no surprise Longshore chose to try out for the Dolphins over the Bengals, as Cincinnati has already signed two undrafted quarterbacks in Todd Boeckman (Ohio State) and Billy Farris (Colorado State).

Longshore faces a tough battle to make the team even if signed. He's an extremely borderline pro prospect with a shaky collegiate career, and if the Dolphins view second-round pick Pat White as their third quarterback there simply won't be a spot available.


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Chris Nelson is a journalism major at Georgia State University. He operates his own Miami Dolphins blog, which can be found here.