Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press noted the roster move:
Brady Quinn has been cut.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) August 26, 2014
Quinn was brought in to compete for a backup quarterback job behind Ryan Tannehill. His bid never really got off the ground, however, as he attempted just four passes since being signed. He didn't feature during the team's third preseason game.
It appears the Dolphins will move forward with Tannehill and Matt Moore as their quarterbacks with Seth Lobato as a possible development project.
Matt Lincoln of CBS 12 clearly expected the release at some point before final cuts:
Brady Quinn released today by the #Dolphins. Not a surprise, he's been terrible. Dolphins would've been better off giving Grossman a shot.— Matt Lincoln (@MattLincolnTV) August 26, 2014
Quinn thanked Miami for the opportunity:
It was short lived but I enjoyed every second. Thank you @MiamiDolphins for the opportunity to play the game I love again. Best of luck to..— Brady Quinn (@3rd_Goal) August 26, 2014
...all the players and coaches this season!— Brady Quinn (@3rd_Goal) August 26, 2014
Ultimately, it may be the end of the road for Quinn at the NFL level. He appeared in 24 games between the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs after being drafted with the 22nd overall pick in 2007. His career quarterback rating is below 65.
Where do you think Quinn will be when the season starts?
He was preparing for the next phase even before signing with the Dolphins, though. Chris Strauss of USA Today reported last month that the quarterback had signed on to work as an analyst with Fox Sports for both the college and pro games.
Quinn may wait until the dust settles following the massive amount of cuts on the horizon to see if he can land with another team before heading back to TV. But it would be a surprise if he got another chance at this stage.
His skill set didn't translate to the NFL level.