Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel announced Wednesday that they have signed free-agent quarterback Mike Glennon to their practice squad, before their must-win game against the New York Jets in Week 18. Dolphins starter Tua Tagovailoa remains in the concussion protocol after sustaining his second reported concussion of the season in Week 16, and did not play in Week 17.
Second string quarterback Teddy Bridgewater started last week, in a loss to the New England Patriots, where he sustained a finger injury on his throwing hand in the third quarter of the Patriots game. McDaniel told reporters Wednesday in Miami Gardens, Fla., that Bridgewater still is unable to throw a football and he can’t forecast if the veteran quarterback will be available in Week 18, adding that Tagovailoa did not practice Wednesday.
If Tagovailoa and Bridgewater can’t play this week, Thompson is in line to start. When asked about Thompson starting against the Jets, McDaniel said: “If he is the guy, I am very confident because I base my opinions on what I see. And what I see is the guy that can play NFL-caliber football, whose teammates believe in him … And a formula for successful offensive play is a quarterback that’s willing to do whatever it takes and a bunch of teammates that fully believe in what what he has to offer.”
The Dolphins were 8-3 in prime position for the postseason through 12 weeks, but are now on a five-game losing streak, sitting in a three-way tie with the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers for the No. 7 seed in the AFC– the final playoff spot. They can clinch a spot with a win over the Jets and if the Buffalo Bills beat the New England Patriots.
The Dolphins will host the Jets at 1 p.m. EST Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
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