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Thigpen rumors underway

Posted by Chris Brown on February 4, 2010 – 5:01 pm

Various online sites are simply speculating, but ESPN’s Rumor site among others are already guessing that Dolphins 3rd QB Tyler Thigpen could be a fit for the Bills.

They’re going on background information primarily. First, Thigpen played under Gailey in Kansas City in 2008, employing a spread attack with five-wide, an empty backfield and Thigpen in the shotgun.

The rumor reports are also saying that with Chad Pennington expressing a desire to return to the Dolphins in 2010 that Miami may be more ready to move Thigpen. The Dolphins, however, would have to re-sign Pennington, who is an unrestricted free agent.

Personally I think that’s a big ‘if,’ but I will say this, Thigpen is a quarterback that plays well on the move and can improvise when things break down. And we saw that happen a lot with Buffalo’s offense in 2009.

Gailey is very familiar with Thigpen’s skill set having coached him and called plays for him two years ago. So there are some dots that can be connected with respect to the speculation.

At this point I think all options are still being considered.


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