ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals release quarterbacks Brandon Doughty, Alek Torgersen

May 7, 2018, 1:11 PM | Updated: 9:16 pm
Quarterbacks Alek Torgersen (left) and Brandon Doughty (right) were claimed off waivers by the Ariz...
Quarterbacks Alek Torgersen (left) and Brandon Doughty (right) were claimed off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals. (AP Photos)
(AP Photos)

The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday they have released quarterbacks Brandon Doughty and Alek Torgersen.

In early April, the team claimed both quarterbacks off waivers. With the Cardinals drafting Josh Rosen in the first round of the NFL Draft, the team’s quarterback room stands at a firm trio of Rosen, Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon.

The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Doughty, who was released by Miami prior to joining the Cardinals, was a seventh-round pick in 2016 out of Western Kentucky and had been a fixture on the Dolphins’ practice squad.

As a senior in 2015, Doughty completed 71.9 percent of his passes for 5,055 yards, 48 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He set an NCAA record with 97 touchdowns passes thrown spanning two seasons (2014-15).

Torgersen first signed with the Atlanta Falcons in May 2017 before being waived four months later. The Washington Redskins then signed him to the practice squad for the next month, but the quarterback was waived and signed with the Detroit Lions’ practice squad in December 2017.

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