After being signed to the practice squad on Wednesday, veteran quarterback Mike Glennon is one step closer to potentially playing for the Miami Dolphins with their season on the line against the New York Jets on Sunday.
The Dolphins announced Saturday that they elevated Glennon, along with outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett, from the practice squad to the game-day roster for Sunday’s 1 p.m. Week 18 kickoff against the Jets at Hard Rock Stadium.
Miami (8-8) needs a win against New York (7-9) and a New England Patriots loss to the Buffalo Bills in another 1 p.m. kickoff from Orchard Park, N.Y. in order to qualify for the AFC playoffs as the No. 7 seed.
Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel announced Friday that rookie quarterback Skylar Thompson will start against the Jets with starter Tua Tagovailoa still in concussion protocol and his backup, Teddy Bridgewater, nursing a dislocated right pinky finger on his throwing hand.
McDaniel said Friday he’s hopeful Bridgewater, who is officially listed as questionable, will be available for backup duties if Thompson gets hurt. If Bridgewater can’t play, Glennon will be Thompson’s primary backup in the Dolphins’ win-or-go-home scenario. It’s possible Bridgewater is available Sunday and McDaniel wants to keep three quarterbacks active in the pivotal game, especially with emergency quarterback, wide receiver and punt returner Cedrick Wilson Jr., doubtful to play with a hip injury.
Glennon, a North Carolina State alum, is 5-26 in 31 career starts. He’s in his 10th NFL season after spending time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2013-16), Chicago Bears (2017), Arizona Cardinals (2018), Oakland Raiders (2019), Jacksonville Jaguars (2020) and New York Giants (2021). Last year with the Giants, he played against the Dolphins and lost a December game at Hard Rock Stadium. He has thrown 47 touchdowns and 35 interceptions in his career.
Scarlett’s elevation comes with fellow outside linebacker Bradley Chubb questionable due to hand and ankle injuries. McDaniel said he’s optimistic Chubb and cornerback Xavien Howard (knee) will be able to play Sunday.
When Chubb was inactive last Sunday, in a loss to the Patriots, Scarlett did not play defensive snaps but saw 14 snaps on special teams, meaning he could be used in the same roles with that unit.
The Dolphins didn’t elevate an offensive lineman, but even if tackles Terron Armstead (toe/pectoral/knee/hip) and Kendall Lamm (ankle) are inactive, Miami is still set to carry eight active offensive linemen on Sunday with three tackles — Brandon Shell, Greg Little and Geron Christian, who was just claimed off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday.
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