The Miami Dolphins began filling out the team's 90-player training camp roster this week, and one of the moves made was the Thursday signing of former Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers.
The signing has been confirmed by the team, but Rodgers, who is the brother of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, tweeted that he became a member of the Dolphins on Wednesday night.
"So excited God has blessed me with another opportunity," Rodgers wrote on his twitter account, using the hashtag #Roadlesstraveled. "Proud to be with the Miami Dolphins! Time to go to work!"
Jordan, a JUCO transfer, completed 59.9 percent of his passes, throwing for 2,539 yards and 15 touchdowns in his senior season at Vanderbilt.
New Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey has ties to Jordan, who is 25, from his time as an executive with the Buccaneers. Jordan, who becoming the first quarterback to lead the Commodores to back-to-back bowl appearances and a 9-4 record, spent most of 2013 as Tampa Bay's practice squad quarterback.
However, Tampa Bay opted not to re-sign him to a futures contract.
Rodgers, who is 6-foot-1, will likely compete with Pat Devlin and any draftee for the No. 3 spot on Miami's 53-man roster. Devlin has spent the past three seasons with the Dolphins. It is possible Rodgers could land on Miami's practice squad if he impresses in training camp, and the exhibition season.
The Dolphins need to get to 90 players by July and must draft or sign 28 more before training camp. The Dolphins signed offensive lineman Jason Fox and receiver Kevin Cone on Wednesday.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun