In the 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp, the team hosted two players who were college quarterbacks trying to make their way in the NFL as wide receivers. Former Michigan QB Devin Gardner and Boston College QB Tyler Murphy had fans thinking back to the days of Kordell "Slash" Stewart where the option to run or pass was always a threat.
Gardner was injured in the preseason and released, but Murphy was able to not just stick it out throughout the final cuts of the preseason, but was actually promoted to the active roster and registered a catch of 16 yards in regular season action.
However, Gardner finished the season on the practice squad, meaning the team would have to re-sign Murphy to a future/reserve contract to keep him within the organization, but with the Steelers being so deep at the receiver position, Murphy found a home elsewhere.
We have signed wide receiver Tyler Murphy to a reserve/future contract.— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) January 28, 2016
The Miami Dophins signed Murphy to a future/reserve contract, placing him in the Miami organization for at least the start of the 2016 season. If the Steelers would need help at the receiver position, and Murphy doesn't make the Miami roster, there is always the chance he could find his way back to the Steel City due to familiarity with the team and the system.