Source: Bucs sign QB Rosen to practice squad

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent quarterback Josh Rosen to their practice squad, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Rosen joins his third team in as many seasons.

The 23-year-old was drafted No. 10 overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2018. He was then traded prior to last season to the Miami Dolphins before being released by the Dolphins on Friday.

Rosen will join a quarterback room led by offseason acquisition Tom Brady and featuring veterans Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin.

Rosen started three games last season for the Dolphins, completing 53% of his passes for 567 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions. He entered the lineup for Ryan Fitzpatrick ahead of a Week 3 game at Dallas, and he was benched for Fitzpatrick during the fourth quarter of a Week 6 game vs. Washington. He then didn’t get another opportunity to start.

Rosen has a 22.8 Total QBR over his two seasons, last among quarterbacks to appear in at least 20 games in that span.

For Rosen, the question has not been talent. Miami coach Brian Flores said Rosen had the best arm of all the quarterbacks in camp, but Rosen fell behind when it came to the processing part of football — identifying defenses pre-snap, being able to predict changing coverages and linebackers shifting, and ultimately being able to let the ball fly accurately and on time. Those are all skills Rosen has spent time working on this offseason in Miami and will look to continue to do in Tampa.

Information from ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe was used in this report.

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