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Dolphins keeping all four QBs — for now

Matt Moore, Ryan Tannehill AP

The Dolphins might avoid the pesky quarterback cut question altogether.

According to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, the Dolphins are keeping all four they have at the moment.

Ryan Tannehill is the starter, and if they wanted to keep Pat Devlin as a third, that would mean one spot for either David Garrard or Matt Moore.

Most likely, the Dolphins are hanging on to try to trade one of the veterans.

Of the two, Moore has more value to others, since he’s healthy and ready to hold a clipboard on Sept. 9 if need be.

Keeping Garrard would mean guaranteeing $2.25 million for a guy who couldn’t get through camp without knee surgery. He was out front in the competition at the time of his injury, so it’s clear they’d be comfortable with him mentoring Tannehill.

A team looking for a low-maintenance backup would do well with Moore, who has performed well as a relief pitcher with the Panthers and Dolphins.

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21 Responses to “Dolphins keeping all four QBs — for now”
  1. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 31, 2012 2:53 PM

    They have 4 #3 QBs. Poor Anthony Armstrong is going to be triple covered because he’s the only threat at WR.

  2. franky5fingers says: Aug 31, 2012 2:55 PM

    Moore for James Jones? Makes sense to me. Lets do it.

  3. 305phinphan says: Aug 31, 2012 2:56 PM

    Keep stocking up those picks Dolphins! It’s amazing how us Phin fans have been waiting a long time for a solid head coach with good morals. We finially get one and people are still talking trash! Philbin comes from a team where they built it threw the draft. Drafting high character players that have love for the game of football. So in Philbins early career he is weeding out all of the cancer and starting a foundation for a team that despertly needed one now some fans are already turning their back on him? Philbin walked into a mess and he was dealt a bad hand. Let’s give the guy more than a preaseason before we judge him or his methods.

  4. trevor123698 says: Aug 31, 2012 3:03 PM

    Dont sleep on Brian Hartline. I liked what I have seen from him.

  5. allenjaymosley says: Aug 31, 2012 3:06 PM

    Tannehill and Devlin are the only 2 that are productive. Matt Moore had a horrific pre season and the little value he had is now gone. Release Moore and Garrard(Father time) and use the 4 Million elsewhere.

  6. bchapman2011 says: Aug 31, 2012 3:11 PM

    Keep all 4 QB’s but please cut 1 GM

  7. silverhornet says: Aug 31, 2012 3:18 PM

    I’m going to assume that either Moore or Garrard ends up traded and that will be one of the final clips on this years’ stellar Hard Knocks.

  8. 69finfan says: Aug 31, 2012 3:25 PM

    @305phinphan
    Somebody with some sense about them. Novel idea. I like the idea of Moore for Jones as well or Moore for anybody that can play WR. Go Fins.

  9. phinfan says: Aug 31, 2012 3:44 PM

    We need WR’s and other teams need quality BACKUP QB’s or starters… MAKES SENSE hold em ransom Ireland!!!

  10. phinfan says: Aug 31, 2012 3:46 PM

    Keep stocking up those picks Dolphins! It’s amazing how us Phin fans have been waiting a long time for a solid head coach with good morals. We finially get one and people are still talking trash! Philbin comes from a team where they built it threw the draft. Drafting high character players that have love for the game of football. So in Philbins early career he is weeding out all of the cancer and starting a foundation for a team that despertly needed one now some fans are already turning their back on him? Philbin walked into a mess and he was dealt a bad hand. Let’s give the guy more than a preaseason before we judge him or his methods.

    True but your forget… He’s weeding out Irelands garbage picks… it will take light years!

  11. nfloracle says: Aug 31, 2012 3:47 PM

    Matt Moore must have picked up some really bad karma in a former life because he’s now positioned to get screwed again.

    One of these days Moore will land with a team and a coach who recognize his potential and at that point he’ll be a starter and a darn good one for the rest of his career. I don’t know if he’ll ever reach elite status, but he has the right stuff and the right resilient attitude to be a starter in the NFL.

    I hope the Bucs trade Moore because he has no future in Miami other than holding a clipboard. I don’t think anyone has much of a future in south Florida, actually, at least for this season.

    God only knows what’s going on down there with those in management making the decisions but it’s certainly a group which is giving the Jets a run for the “Biggest Zoo” award of the year.

  12. EJ says: Aug 31, 2012 4:09 PM

    I feel bad for Moore, he plays his arse off anytime he steps on the field, not to mention what he did last season despite the lockout. Garrard looked good enough to take the starting position until he got hurt, bad luck. I don’t know much about Devlin, at least not enough to say where stands right now. Tannehill is a good QB, but I’m not so sure he should be handed the keys to the Beamer yet. IMO, the Fins should have started Garrard or Moore, with Tannehill learning some more before being thrown to the wolves. Maybe they believe in him enough to jump right in, maybe they are right, I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

  13. tfaulk says: Aug 31, 2012 4:51 PM

    “They have 4 #3 QBs. Poor Anthony Armstrong is going to be triple covered because he’s the only threat at WR.”

    Umm… Anthony Armstrong hasn’t been with the team for THREE YEARS and at no time was he their only threat: he barely hung on to the practice squad for a year.

  14. der6495 says: Aug 31, 2012 4:53 PM

    Matt Moore for James Jones

  15. wannstache says: Aug 31, 2012 5:39 PM

    Draft picks are wasted in Ireland’s hands. He ends up cutting or trading those players anyway.

  16. thelastpieceofcheese says: Aug 31, 2012 6:00 PM

    Mat Moore and Reggie Bush for Charles Johnson.

  17. cornersss says: Aug 31, 2012 7:41 PM

    “. He was out front in the competition at the time of his injury,”

    This is an understatement. He was was clearly far ahead of Moore and Tanny before he got hurt that it wasnt even a question of who was going to start week 1.

  18. cornersss says: Aug 31, 2012 7:43 PM

    “Matt Moore must have picked up some really bad karma in a former life because he’s now positioned to get screwed again.”

    Teams dont trade or let good qb’s go. He only screwed himself by his play. His qb rating looked good last year but did he win enough games? Did he protect the football? No and no.

  19. 2ndaryinsanity says: Aug 31, 2012 11:40 PM

    4 QB’s and no one worth a _ _ _ _ to catch passes. That makes a ton of sense.

  20. bizzmoneyb says: Aug 31, 2012 11:52 PM

    so they keep 4 QBs and release damn near all the Receivers and Cornerbacks. I guess Tannehill will Throw it
    up high and go catch it himself.

  21. dolphincritic says: Sep 1, 2012 8:54 AM

    I don’t see Gerrard having any trade value and he is still injured! Make a settlement and let him move on or put him on the season Injured reserve list. Carry Tannnehill as starter, Moore as backup and Devlin as number three. Forget the trades for now.

    This roster is so lean that it is scary! If you used a formation that put your best offensive talent on the field it would be a double tight end, pro-set with Reggie Bush as tailback where he could go in motion and hit the slot. Bess would have to line up as the left flanker to work the wide side of the field with his speed and agility. It sounds like the Redskins back in the day not a West Coast Green Bay style offense!

    Our secondary is even worse, throw away from Smith and you can connect anywhere else on the field! Why did I buy those damned tickets again?

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