Brady Quinn's attempt to resurrect his NFL career didn't last long.
On Tuesday, shortly before NFL teams had to trim their rosters to 75 players, the Miami Dolphins released Quinn, the quarterback tweeted.
"It was short lived but I enjoyed every second. Thank you @MiamiDolphins for the opportunity to play the game I love again. Best of luck to all the players and coaches this season!"
Quinn struggled mightily in practice since being signed by the Dolphins two weeks ago, including throwing several interceptions that were returned for touchdowns.
Quinn's release means the Dolphins will play Matt Moore and Seth Lobato in Thursday night's preseason finale against the St. Louis Rams.
The Dolphins will likely carry two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster, but need to find one who they can develop on the practice squad.
Quinn, who has lived in Fort Lauderdale for the past five years, married former Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone in March and took a college football television analyst job with Fox Sports before the Dolphins beckoned.
Quinn, 29, played for the New York Jets and St. Louis Rams last season, but did not throw a pass. He made eight starts for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012, compiling a 1-7 record. He was 3-9 as a starter with the Cleveland Browns from 2007-09.
For his career, Quinn has a 4-16 record, with 12 touchdown passes, 17 interceptions and 53.8 percent completion rate.
The former Notre Dame star was Cleveland's first-round pick (22nd overall) in 2007, something Dolphins fans finally may be getting over.
That year, instead of taking the highly-touted Quinn, the Dolphins selected receiver Ted Ginn Jr. with the ninth pick, which was viewed as the first of many disappointing decisions during Cam Cameron's 1-15 season.
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