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Miami Dolphins release former Western Kentucky record-setter Brandon Doughty

Brandon Doughty played in all four of Miami’s preseason games but was inactive for the regular-season opener on Sunday.
Brandon Doughty played in all four of Miami’s preseason games but was inactive for the regular-season opener on Sunday. AP

Brandon Doughty, the record-setting quarterback from Western Kentucky University, is looking for a new home after he was waived by the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday.

The Dolphins announced that they had re-signed defensive tackle Chris Jones and parted ways with Doughty to make room on the roster.

Doughty, selected in the seventh round of this year’s NFL Draft, was the Dolphins’ third-string quarterback behind starter Ryan Tannehill and backup Matt Moore.

Doughty played in all four preseason games for the Dolphins but was not active for Sunday’s Week 1 loss at Seattle. In the preseason, Doughty completed 20 of 28 passes for 185 yards.

The quarterback completed his career at Western Kentucky as the school’s all-time passing yardage leader with 12,855. He led the Hilltoppers to a 12-2 record and a victory in the Miami Beach Bowl last season. He led the Football Bowl Subdivision in passing yards and touchdowns in each of his final two seasons at WKU.

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