Kevin O'Connell. Adam Schefter reports on Twitter that the Dolphins signed the former third-round draft pick of the Patriots to a one year deal. O'Connell, drafted by the Patriots in 2008 was released during training camp in 2009, picked up by the Lions who then traded him to the New York Jets. The Jets released him after the 2009 season. He did not play in 2010 due to a shoulder injury. O'Connell has thrown a grand total of 6 passes in the NFL, completing 4 of them.