The Miami Dolphins have a new backup quarterback.
The team signed J.P. Losman and placed Sage Rosenfels on the reserve/non-football illness list Tuesday less than three weeks after he signed.
An eight-year NFL veteran, Losman failed to become the franchise quarterback that Buffalo had hoped when making him a first-round draft pick in 2004. He was 10-23 as a Bills starter over five seasons with 33 career touchdown passes, 34 interceptions and a 59.2 completion percentage.
After his last year with Buffalo in 2008, the 31-year-old Losman played with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the UFL. He then returned to the NFL reserve as has spent time as a reserve the past two seasons with Oakland (2009) and Seattle (2010).
Rosenfels thought he had fully recovered from an August illness that landed him in the hospital and forced the New York Giants to place him on injured reserve at the end of the preseason. But Rosenfels, who was released by the Giants after being given a clean bill of health...