Dolphins claim QB Bryce Petty after his release by Jets
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have claimed quarterback Bryce Petty a day after he was waived by the New York Jets.
With Miami’s move Friday, Petty joins veterans Brock Osweiler and David Fales in the competition for the backup job behind Ryan Tannehill.
Petty spent three seasons with New York after being selected in the fourth round of the 2015 draft. He played in 10 games for the Jets, throwing for 1,353 yards and four touchdowns with 10 interceptions, and went 1-6 as a starter.
Tannehill has suffered two major left knee injuries in the past 18 months and missed all of last season, but he is expected to be ready for offseason drills.
The Dolphins didn’t take a quarterback in the draft. The Jets selected USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick.