The Dolphins originally signed the undrafted University of Delaware product in 2011. He served as the team’s 3rd quarterback last season, backing up Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore, but was usually inactive on game day.
Head Coach Joe Philbin is believed to be high on Devlin, so much so that the Dolphins could consider moving Moore and elevating Devlin. Philbin once affectionately referred to Devlin as “teacher’s pet” on HBO’s “Hard Knocks“.
An exclusive rights free agent is a player who has two or fewer tenured years in the NFL, and can only negotiate with his original team. The team must tender an offer by the league-mandated deadline, otherwise the player becomes an unrestricted free agent.