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Miami Dolphins sign QB Aaron Corp for No. 3 job

 

abeasley@miamiherald.com

The Dolphins signed former USC and Richmond quarterback Aaron Corp to compete with heavy front-runner Pat Devlin for the No. 3 job, the biggest splash in a series of roster moves Wednesday.

Also added: wide receiver Marvin McNutt, claimed off waivers following his release from the Eagles.

To make room for Corp and McNutt, Miami waived long snapper Patrick Scales and defensive tackle Chas Alecxih[CQ].

Agent Joe Linta said the Dolphins summoned Corp to Miami for a workout on Monday and signed him to a one-year deal (non-guaranteed).

A former Parade All-American in high school, Corp entered 2009 as the starter at USC but suffered a broken bone is his left leg and lost the job to Matt Barkley. His final numbers in two years at USC: 19 for 30, 168 yards, one touchdown, one interception.

He transferred to Richmond, started five games in 2010 before an ACL injury and threw 17 TDs and 13 picks as a senior in 2011. He set the NCAA FCS record for completion percentage by completing 31 of 34 in a game against Towson. He went undrafted and has been cut three times since — twice by Buffalo and once by Dallas.

Meanwhile, McNutt didn’t pan out with the Eagles after being a sixth-round pick in 2012. The former Iowa Hawkeye was on the practice squad for most of his first year in the league.

Scales had been brought in to push veteran John Denney, but didn’t even make it to minicamp. Alecxih was featured in Hard Knocks during the 2012 training camp, and was a practice squad player for the Dolphins last year.

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