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Kevin O'Connell

Kevin O'Connell - #8 - QB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 225 lbs.
Birthday 05/25/1985
Birthplace Knoxville, TN
College San Diego State
Years played 5
Drafted 2008, 3rd round, 31st pick by Patriots

Chargers add QB O'Connell

Posted July 30, 2012 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced Monday that they have signed QB Kevin O’Connell to back up Philip Rivers in training camp.

Jets cut Maybin, claim four off waivers

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 5:35 p.m. ET
The Jets claimed four players off waivers Sunday, including backup QB Kevin O'Connell, and waived 2009 draft bust Aaron Maybin.

Dolphins add QB O'Connell

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
The Dolphins brought in another quarterback on Friday, signing Kevin O'Connell to a one-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Report: Jets to re-sign QB O'Connell

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Jets reportedly will re-sign QB Kevin O'Connell and place him on injured reserve with a torn labrum.

Jets release QB O'Connell

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Jets released QB Kevin O'Connell on Tuesday, likely giving the No. 3 job to Kellen Clemens.


Posted Aug. 05, 2011
O'Connell has signed with the Miami Dolphins, his fourth team since being drafted in the third round by the New England Patriots in 2008.||||||| O'Connell joined practice Friday as a replacement for Tom Brandstater, who was released. O'Connell played in two games as a rookie backup for the Patriots. He was with Detroit in 2009, and spent last season on injured reserve with the New York Jets after hurting his throwing shoulder. The Dolphins have three other quarterbacks - Chad Henne, Matt Moore and undrafted rookie Pat Devlin.
Posted Aug. 31, 2010
The Jets have waived backup quarterback Kevin O'Connell, likely clearing the way for Kellen Clemens to make the team.||||||| O'Connell was acquired last September from Detroit in a trade. He was competing with Clemens for the No. 3 job behind starter Mark Sanchez and backup Mark Brunell. Clemens outplayed O'Connell in the preseason, and coach Rex Ryan said Monday that Clemens had a "pretty strong chance" of making the opening day roster. The move Tuesday puts the Jets at 74 players - one below the limit teams need to reach by the end of the day.
Posted Sept. 06, 2009
The New York Jets have acquired O'Connell from the Detroit Lions, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.||||||| O'Connell's arrival gives the Jets four quarterbacks on the roster with rookie starter Mark Sanchez, veteran Kellen Clemens and Erik Ainge. O'Connell, a third-round draft pick out of San Diego State last year, completed four of his six passes for 23 yards last season. He was expected to be Tom Brady's backup until he was cut last Monday.
Posted Sept. 02, 2009
The Detroit Lions have claimed former O'Connell, a former Patriots backup, off waivers.||||||| The move comes after third-stringer Drew Stanton tore knee cartilage, an injury that requires surgery. Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Wednesday coaches will set up a simple package of plays for O'Connell and "see how comfortable he can get in the next 24 hours.''
Posted Aug. 31, 2009
O'Connell, projected to be Tom Brady's backup, has been cut by the New England Patriots.||||||| A third-round pick from San Diego State last year, O'Connell spent his rookie season behind Matt Cassel after Brady tore knee ligaments in the season opener. Cassel was traded to Kansas City in the offseason, and O'Connell was expected to move up.