The Miami Dolphins need quarterback depth after starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill sustained a sprained left ACL and MCL this past Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. The team will move to Matt Moore as the starter, but the team has decided not to promote rookie Brandon Doughty to the active roster. Instead, the team will be signing former Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
December 13, 2016
Yates has played five years in the league after being a fifth round pick of the Texans in 2011. He spent three years in Houston before moving to the Atlanta Falcons in 2014. He returned to the Texans last year. He has played in 18 games with seven career starts, throwing for 1,534 yards on 132-for-227 passes with six touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Yates fills the roster spot vacated by Mike Pouncey earlier on Tuesday. Pouncey was placed on injured reserve due to a chronic hip injury that has caused him to miss all but four games this season.
The Dolphins face the New York Jets this Saturday.