Rudock signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins on Monday. Rudock spent the entire 2019 season on Miami's practice squad after posting a solid preseason with the team. He stands to compete for a similar role in 2020.
The Dolphins signed Rudock to their practice squad Thursday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. Rudock was waived by Miami after a solid preseason, and he now has a chance to make an impact on the practice squad. The 2016 sixth-round pick's knowledge of the Dolphins' offense makes him a candidate to stick with the team's practice squad for the foreseeable future.
Rudock was waived by the Dolphins on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Rudock's only chance to make the 53-man roster was going to be if the team opted to go with three quarterbacks. Instead Miami is just going to roll with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen. Given Rudock's knowledge of the offense, he figures to be a prime candidate to join the Dolphins' practice squad.
Rudock completed 22 of 29 passes for 229 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason win over the Saints. Miami's No. 3 quarterback played the whole game and looked good, leading the offense to points in three of his four first-half drives. Rudock was rarely active during his three seasons with the Lions, suiting up for only three games in 2017, and that's unlikely to change for the 2016 sixth-round pick with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen ahead of him on the Dolphins' depth chart.
Rudock completed three of five pass attempts for 24 yards and one interception in one appearance for the Lions in 2017. Rudock's only playing time of the season came in Week 13 against the Ravens after starting quarterback Matthew Stafford exited with a hand injury. He fared much better in the preseason when he completed 66.1 percent of his passes for 380 yards, three scores and one interception on 56 attempts. Although Rudock will now be an exclusive-rights free agent at the end of the league year, the Lions like what they have in the 2016 sixth-rounder, rendering him a near certainty to be retained by Detroit this offseason.
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