8:46am: Former Bears and Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman will audition for the Dolphins today, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus, who confirmed in a WSVN-Fox segment on Sunday that his client will be among the quarterbacks working out for the club (link via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald).
While Grossman hasn’t seen regular-season NFL action since starting 13 games during the 2011 season, he has spent the last several seasons in Washington. There were rumblings earlier in the offseason that the veteran signal-caller may land in Cleveland, where former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is now running the Browns’ offense, but a deal never materialized, and Grossman has remained on the free agent market all year.
For the Dolphins, Ryan Tannehill is firmly installed as the starter, but backups Matt Moore and Pat Devlin have battled various ailments this summer, increasing the potential need for veteran insurance. Moore, who is well-paid for a backup, still appears likely to enter the season as the club’s No. 2 quarterback, but Devlin’s roster spot could be in jeopardy.
Although it’s not clear yet which QBs will be joining Grossman for the Dolphins’ tryout today, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald suggests the team should take a look at Tim Tebow. Tebow, who has been working out and staying in shape, has seemingly drawn no interest from NFL teams this summer, prompting Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk to explore why the former Bronco can’t even get a look on a 90-man offseason roster.