Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland had "strong praise" for reserve QB Pat Devlin after the season, suggesting Devlin could take over as Ryan Tannehill's primary backup in 2013.
Dolphins declared QB Pat Devlin, WR Davone Bess, CB Nolan Carroll, LB Josh Kaddu, OT Patrick Brown, TE Kyle Miller, and DT Kheeston Randall inactive for Week 17 against the Patriots.
Dolphins promoted QB Pat Devlin from their practice squad.
Rookie practice squad QB Pat Devlin took the majority of first-team reps at Dolphins practice Wednesday.
Dolphins waived or released QB Pat Devlin, CB Vincent Agnew, CB Nate Ness, G Garrett Chisolm, LB Jonathan Freeny, RB Nic Grigsby, OT D.J. Jones, OT Matt Kopa, WR Phillip Livas, WR John Matthews, WR Julius Pruitt, WR Patrick Carter, S Mark Restelli, LB David Nixon, LB Quinton Spears, LB Robert Rose, TE Brett Brackett and TE Mickey Shuler.
Dolphins agreed to terms with former Delaware QB Pat Devlin.
Delaware QB Pat Devlin reportedly had a miserable Pro Day Tuesday, so bad it could cost him a spot in the draft altogether.