The Miami Dolphins have waived third-string quarterback Brandon Doughty, the team announced on Wednesday. The Dolphins made the move in order to re-sign defensive tackle Chris Jones, adding depth to a position where the team had defensive tackle Earl Mitchell land on Injured Reserve this week with a calf injury.
Jones re-joins the Dolphins after being waived among the last roster cuts Miami made this summer. Jones originally joined Miami in April, claiming him off waivers from the New England Patriots. Jones spent three years with the Patriots, beginning in 2013. Over the first two years, he played in 28 games, with 23 starts, tallying 79 tackles and nine sacks. He missed all of the 2015 season with a torn calf muscle. He entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick in 2013 by the Houston Texans, beforing being waived at the end of the preseason and being claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was waived by Tampa Bay after the team’s Week 1 game, in which he was inactive, and claimed by the Patriots.
Doughty was selected by the Dolphins in the seventh round of this year’s NFL Draft. He was 20-for-28 for 185 yards during the preseason for the Dolphins, claiming the third quarterback spot by beating out Zac Dysert. He was inactive for Miami’s Week 1 game at the Seattle Seahawks, and the Dolphins could be looking to sign him to their practice squad if he clears waivers on Thursday.