QB O’Connell signs with Dolphins

Quarterback Kevin O’Connell has signed with the Miami Dolphins,

his fourth team since being drafted in the third round by the New

England Patriots in 2008.

O’Connell joined practice Friday as a replacement for Tom

Brandstater, who was released.

O’Connell played in two games as a rookie backup for the

Patriots. He was with Detroit in 2009, and spent last season on

injured reserve with the New York Jets after hurting his throwing


The Dolphins have three other quarterbacks – Chad Henne, Matt

Moore and undrafted rookie Pat Devlin.