Add two more names to the list of free-agent quarterbacks the Miami Dolphins will reportedly bring in after losing Chad Pennington and Chad Henne to potentially season-ending injuries in the team's win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 10.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Sunday night that the Dolphins will bring in quarterback Patrick Ramsey on Monday, with a potential signing to follow. Mort also reported the Dolphins have had discussions about working out quarterback Chris Simms.
The news comes after earlier reports had the Dolphins showing interest in former Broncos quarterback Tom Brandstater as well as 2007 first overall pick JaMarcus Russell.
The Dolphins are clearly leaving no stone unturned as they scramble to add healthy quarterback depth, with reports saying Pennington (shoulder) and Henne (knee) may indeed be finished for the rest of the 2010 season.
The Dolphins are also on a very short week, with their next game coming Thursday night against the Chicago Bears on the NFL Network.
The Dolphins are likely to add at least one quarterback to the roster, which is where veterans like Ramsey and Simms come in.
Both onetime starters, Ramsey and Simms have fallen off the radar a little bit in recent years and have struggled just to get backup gigs.
Neither is considered starting material at this point in their careers, and both have looked overmatched when they have gotten their chances.
Though certainly not ideal choices for emergency playing time, they are two of the more experienced quarterbacks on the market right now.
I'd also expect the Dolphins to add a third quarterback before Thursday's game, either to the active roster or the practice squad. If it is the latter, someone like Brandstater or another young free agent would be a suitable candidate.
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Chris J. Nelson majored in journalism at Georgia State University and is currently a programming coordinator for Turner Sports in Atlanta. He operates his own Miami Dolphins website, The Miami Dolphins Spotlight, and he can be followed on Twitter here.
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