Monday, November 15, 2010

Dolphins interested in quarterbacks Patrick Ramsey, Chris Simms

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 injured 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 Monday, with a potential signing to follow. Mort also reports 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.

Adding to matters is the fact that the Dolphins are on a very short week, with their next game coming Thursday night against the Chicago Bears on a game televised by 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 one-time 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 potential 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 some of the more experienced quarterbacks on the market in the middle of the regular season.

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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