Friday's NFL: Former Lions backup QB Rudock signs with Dolphins

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Jake Rudock

Former Detroit Lions backup quarterback Jake Rudock has signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, according to multiple reports.

The former Michigan signal caller appeared in three games for the Lions in 2017 after being taken in the sixth round (191st overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was 3-for-5 for 24 yards in a 44-20 loss at Baltimore Dec. 3, 2017.

He played one season at Michigan in 2015 after transferring from Iowa, where he played for two years 2014-15. 

At UM, he was 249-of-389 for 3,017 yards passing with 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He was named MVP after throwing for 278 yards and three scores in the Wolverines' 41-7 victory over Florida in the 2016 Citrus Bowl.

Jets hire Gase

The Jets announced the hiring of the former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase as their head coach after coming to an agreement on Wednesday night.

Gase will be formally introduced as the Jets’ coach at a news conference Monday at the team’s facility. Gase, 40. was 23-26 in three years with Miami, including a playoff game, before he was fired last week.

“At the onset of the interview process, I wanted to hire a head coach who was the right person and the right fit for our organization,” Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson said in a statement on the team’s website. “It became clear to me that Adam was the person who will help us establish a winning program and a winning culture.”

Divisional playoffs


Indianapolis at Kansas City, 4:35 p.m. (NBC)

Dallas at L.A. Rams, 8:15 p.m. (Fox)


Los Angeles Chargers at New England, 1:05 p.m. (CBS)

Philadelphia at New Orleans, 4:40 p.m. (Fox)