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Miami Dolphins Claim Bryce Petty

Jason Hrina

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According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Miami Dolphins have claimed former New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty off waivers.

Petty became expendable when the Jets drafted Sam Darnold 3rd overall in this year’s draft.

By releasing Petty, the Jets remain invested in former 2nd-round pick Christian Hackenberg – who has yet to see the field since being drafted 51st overall in 2016.

Petty was audibly disgruntled with the Jets during his tenure, thinking he deserved more of an opportunity while the team would give starting opportunities to Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh McCown instead.

It’s hard to fault the Jets for looking elsewhere. The former 4th-round pick (103rd overall) started 7 games between 2016-2017, completing 53.1% of his passes while throwing for 1353 yards, 4TDs and 10INTs.

Petty is expected to compete with David Fales for the 3rd QB spot on the depth chart. It is highly unlikely he surpasses Brock Osweiler as Ryan Tannehill‘s backup, though the camp battle will be interesting to watch.

By claiming Petty, the Dolphins brass can try and poach some knowledge about the Jets and their players. Just expect New York to do the same when Miami makes a cut later in the year.

An article featuring Petty wouldn’t be complete without this honorary GIF. It’s just too bad Ndamukong Suh isn’t around anymore to half-heartedly apologize for the injury.

It was a 28-yard completion by the way.

Growing up a passionate Dolphins fan in Jets territory, Jason learned from an early age that life as a Dolphins fan wasn’t going to be easy. Previously the Sports Editor for his university newspaper, Jason has experience writing columns, creating game recaps and conducting interviews with Hall of Fame athletes (Harry Carson and Yogi Berra are two of his proudest interviews). When he’s not dissecting the latest sports news, you can find him perplexed over the Dolphins offensive line woes or involuntarily introducing music to his neighbors.

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