Let’s all be honest for a moment. When the Miami Dolphins brought Rex Grossman in for a workout, that should have been a pretty strong indication to Pat Devlin that his hold on the spot on as the third quarterback was tenuous at best.
When the Dolphins pulled the trigger on a move and signed Brady Quinn on Monday, that probably signaled to Devlin that it was time to pack up his bags and start envisioning himself in a new uniform, with plenty of moments of glory on the practice team still in his future.
With Quinn you are talking about a guy who begrudgingly backed up Tim Tebow earlier in his career and was all set to leave football behind and become an analyst this off-season. When that guy swoops in and takes your spot, it should only be as discouraging as the fact that Grossman was in the house for an audition in the first place.
The Dolphins officially parted ways with Devlin on Monday.
After signing Brady Quinn, the Dolphins will release Pat Devlin, source says. Ravens among the teams who might have interest.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 12, 2014
Devlin had earned himself a certain measure of notoriety for his work ethic and the high regard in which he was held by a number of coaches, including head man Joe Philbin. That might still earn him a shot somewhere at the bottom of a QB depth chart, whether it is with the Ravens or some other interested team.
This isn’t the end of the road for the former Fightin’ Blue Hen, but it is not exactly a promising sign for him either.