|He's back! The Dolphins ink JP Losman. (US PRESSWIRE)|
Posted by Ryan Wilson
Words we never thought we'd write: JP Losman is back in the NFL. The Miami Dolphins rescued Losman from football obscurity and, depending on your perspective, put him in a less enviable situation. Losman will be the No. 2 quarterback behind Matt Moore, who injured his ribs in Sunday's loss to the Broncos but is expected to play against the Giants this week, according to the Palm Beach Post's Ben Volin.
To make room on the roster for Losman, the Dolphins placed Sage Rosenfels on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list. FoxSports.com's Alex Marvez writes that Rosenfels recently became sick with the same illness that landed him in the hospital in August.
“I am thankful for the opportunity the Dolphins gave me to come here and play,” Rosenfels said in a statement through agent Rick Smith that was given to FOXSports.com. “I was looking forward to contributing to the team when I signed.
“When I first joined the Dolphins, all tests showed that I was healthy and ready to go. But after practicing for a few weeks, especially in the heat, some new indications made it obvious that I need to rest and allow my body to regain all requisite strength. I want to thank the Dolphins for their understanding and wish them the best of luck the rest of the season.”
Rosenfels was signed nearly three weeks ago after starter Chad Henne was lost for the season with a shoulder injury. Before settling on Rosenfels, Miami also put Kellen Clemens, Losman, Jim Sorgi, and Charlie Frye through the paces. Apparently, Losman impressed them enough to bring him back.
The former Tulane star was the Bills' 2004 first-round pick. After five years in Buffalo, where Losman started 33 games, threw for 6,211 yards, 33 touchdowns and 24 interceptions, he landed in Oakland in 2009 and was in Seattle for parts of 2010. He also played for the UFL's Las Vegas Locomotives in 2009, where he had 1,193 passing yards, nine touchdowns and two picks.
And now, Losman's an injury away from playing again in the NFL, although he'd be a much bigger help to the Dolphins if he was a defensive coordinator.
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