Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mike Glennon throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Dolphins Sign Glennon Amidst Quarterback Injuries

Injuries have struck few teams harder than Miami, with the team’s quarterback room taking the biggest hit.

The Dolphins have signed journeyman quarterback Mike Glennon to the team’s practice squad amidst a flurry of recent injuries.

This news comes following injuries to Miami’s top two quarterbacks: with Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater both out injured.

Tagovailoa is out after suffering a concussion during Christmas Day’s loss to the Packers. This was Tagovailoa’s third interception this season – putting both his long-term health and career at risk.

Bridgewater, his backup, dislocated his finger during last weekend’s loss to the Patriots. Skylar Thompson, the team’s third-string rookie quarterback, stepped in to replace Bridgewater. Thompson is expected to start the team’s game this Sunday against the Jets, with Glennon a possibility to be promoted to the active roster as a backup.

Glennon is a journeyman quarterback who started his career with Tampa Bay, where he showed promise. In 2017, Glennon signed a 3-year, $45 million contract with the Chicago Bears. Ultimately Glennon would disappoint in Chicago, starting just four games before his benching. Since then, Glennon has floated between teams, with stops in Arizona, Oakland, New York and Jacksonville. Miami is Glennon’s seventh team.

The Dolphins remain in the playoff hunt, but just barely. Miami stares at the party through a window, kicked out after five straight losses.

The Patriots are in poll position in the 7th seed at 8-8. For the Dolphins to make the playoffs, they would have to beat the Jets on Sunday and the Patriots would have to lose to the Bills.

About Connor O'Bryan

Connor O'Bryan is a world soccer reporter for ESPN Gainesville. He also sometimes covers baseball and other sports. He has previously written for WUFT Gainesville and for Atrium Magazine. Connor also cohosts the "Off The Bar Podcast", a student driven podcast that focuses on the global soccer landscape.

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