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NOTEBOOK: Dolphins Sign Devlin, Place Misi On IR

Posted Dec 20, 2011

One man’s season came to an abrupt end today for the Miami Dolphins while another’s NFL clock officially started.


Rookie quarterback Pat Devlin was signed off of the practice squad this morning, while outside linebacker Koa Misi was placed on Injured Reserve with a shoulder injury. He had missed one game at San Diego earlier this season after appearing in all 16 last year as a rookie.

Devlin provides insurance behind starter Matt Moore and backup JP Losman for the remaining two games. Rookie quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson out of Sacramento State took Devlin’s spot on the practice squad.

“We had an extra spot and Pat’s been doing well in practice,” interim Head Coach Todd Bowles said. “The quarterback’s been nicked up a little bit so we just tried to move him up a little bit just to make sure if anything happened he’d have a chance to play.”

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Devlin was signed as an undrafted free agent on July 28th just before the start of training camp. He was a two-year starter at Delaware after transferring from Penn State, starting 26 games for the Blue Hens and completing 506-of-776 passes for 5,696 yards, 37 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Devlin was named the Colonial Athletic Association and the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and was named as a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

Prior to coming to Delaware, Devlin appeared in 10 games as a backup quarterback at Penn State in 2008, completing 25-of-47 passes for 459 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions and two rushing touchdowns.

“It felt great but nothing really changes for me,” Devlin said. “I’m still going to go out and work hard every day and focus on getting better. I think it’s great that they do reward guys like that and I think it gives them more incentive to work hard for the team, but for me nothing changes. You still attack it the same way. You still want to complete all of your passes and just make it as tough on the defense as you can.”

Misi finishes the 2011 season with 31 tackles (23 solo), one quarterback sack, one pass breakup, four tackles for loss and one quarterback hit.

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