Jake Dolegala is back in the NFL, albeit on a practice squad.
The former Central Connecticut State football standout joined the Miami Dolphins Wednesday, announced formally by Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, and has been moved to the practice squad.
After brief stints with the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots this summer, Dolegala was waived on August 27th before the NFL’s opening day by the Packers. The move in Miami makes him the third-string option, behind former Alabama standout Tua Tagovailoa and former Patriot Jacoby Brissett.
A spot for Dolegala opened up after Reid Stinnett was claimed by the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this week.
While Dolegala may not compete for a starting role, the move comes as part of the Dolphins’ current decision to either keep or move on from Tagovailoa. Currently, Tagovailoa is being shopped by the Dolphins as part of a trade to land controversial Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is currently facing sexual assault allegations.
Should Watson join the team, and undergo a suspension or further legal action, a second-string position may be in line for Dolegala behind Brissett. As of right now, no trade has been finalized despite major speculation and rumors.
The NFL trade deadline comes at 4 p.m. on November 2nd.
Dolegala, an 8,000 yard passer for the Blue Devils in his four years, has not played a down of football in the regular season during his NFL career. It is his fourth stop in the NFL after staying on the Cincinatti Bengals’ 52-man active roster all of his rookie season in 2019.