The Dolphins have signed a quarterback. Aaron Corp has been brought in by Miami to presumably compete with Pat Devlin for the Dolphins’ third quarterback spot.
Meaning, if Corp plays well during OTA’s, minicamp, and training camp, he could earn the right to be Tannehill’s backup’s backup.
Corp competed with Matt Barkley for USC’s starting quarterback job in 2009 before he broke his left fibula, forcing him to transfer to Richmond. He played well enough at Richmond to draw some NFL interest, but went undrafted in 2012.
The Bills took a flyer on him as an undrafted free agent, but cut him a few weeks after rookie minicamp. Buffalo signed him again three months ago only to cut him again after the NFL Draft. Last week, the Dallas Cowboys signed Corp but released him only two days later.
The former Richmond Spider has had a rough journey, to say the least, attempting to make it to his first NFL training camp. There is no guarantee Corp will still be around when the Dolphins open up camp in July, either. And the coaching staff is fairly high on Pat Devlin, who they compared to Tony Romo during a coaches meeting on last year’s season of HBO’s Hard Knocks.
The odds are against Corp seriously competing for a roster spot in Miami. But nothing is a given in this league and Pat Devlin cannot afford to have any slip ups if he wants to hold down that number three spot on the depth chart. After signing Corp, the Dolphins will be forced to cut someone to keep their roster number at 90 players.
Update: The Dolphins have waived long snapper Patrick Scales to make room for Corp on the 90-man roster. Scales was thought to be a threat to LS John Denney’s roster spot. Denney, the longest-tenured Dolphin, appears to be a safe bet to make the team’s 53-man roster for now.