Brandon Weeden, a former first-round draft pick who never panned out as a starting quarterback, might be the Miami Dolphins’ next backup.
Weeden was headed to Miami for a visit Friday evening, ESPN first reported. Should he sign, he would replace Matt Moore, who is not expected back after five years in Miami.
Weeden, along with Ryan Tannehill, was a member of the vaunted 2012 quarterback draft class. But after two failed seasons in Cleveland, the Browns moved on. He has since had stints with the Cowboys and Texans, completing 58 percent of his passes for 6,462 yards, 31 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in his career.
By inviting him to team headquarters, it suggests the Dolphins aren’t sold on Logan Thomas as their backup, despite giving Thomas a $125,000 signing bonus when they elevated him from their practice squad late last season.
Meanwhile, free agent cornerback Josh Robinson completed his visit with the team Friday, but without signing a contract. Former University of Miami linebacker Sean Spence is also meeting with the team this weekend.