Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dolphins to work out Arena quarterback Tommy Grady

Despite having four quarterbacks already on the roster (if you want to call Pat White a quarterback), the Miami Dolphins have made arrangements to work out Tommy Grady of the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz on Monday, Aug. 2.

Originally a member of the Oklahoma Sooners in 2003, Grady redshirted in 2003 and was the backup to Heisman Trophy winner Jason White in 2004. Grady appeared in five games for the Sooners that season, totaling 63 yards and a touchdown pass.

After sitting out due to transfer rules in 2005, Grady saw action in seven games a the backup quarterback for the Utah Utes, throwing for 102 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions.

Grady threw for 681 yards and four touchdowns with three interceptions as the primary backup to starter Brian Johnson in 2007.

Undrafted in 2008, Grady served as the backup quarterback for the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz of af2 in 2009.

With the Yard Dawgz moving to the new Arena Football League in 2010, Grady took the reins as the team's starting quarterback over former FSU quarterback Xavier Lee.

Despite a 6-10 record and a second-place finish in the division, Grady excelled for the Yard Dawgz in 2010 with 4,307 passing yards and 81 touchdowns against 17 interceptions.

With the Yard Dawgz' season officially coming to an end Friday, the team's coach gave Grady his blessing to explore this NFL opportunity.

A big, strong-armed quarterback at 6-foot-7 and 245 pounds, Grady is a somewhat intriguing prospect but has a long way to go to even sniff an NFL career. He would likely be groomed on the practice squad if he were to stick around at all in Miami.

Evan Oglesby out with illness

No one landed on the PUP list on Miami's first day of training camp yesterday, but the Dolphins did place cornerback Evan Oglesby on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

This does not remove Oglesby from the 80-man roster, and he can be activated from this list at any time when he is ready to return to the field.

Although it is not known what Oglesby's exact illness is, it is likely minor and he should be activated in a few days. Teams simply make these kinds of moves because they are necessary precursors to having players on these lists during the regular season, if needed.

A five-year NFL veteran, the 27-year-old Oglesby is coming for a reserve cornerback job in his second season and first camp with the Dolphins.

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