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Dolphins will start Tyler Thigpen after failed Chad Pennington experiment

11.17.10 at 1:46 pm ET

The Dolphins prepare to take on the Bears this weekend without the first two quarterbacks on their roster. Getting the start this weekend will be Tyler Thigpen on Thursday night, The Associated Press reports.

The latest Dolphins flop came when the organization named Chad Pennington the starter in last Sunday’s win over Tennessee. Pennington stepped in for only a single offensive play before suffering a season-ending injury.

Former starter Chad Henne returned to the game, only to suffer a left knee injury later in the game. Thigpen stepped in and threw a touchdown on four of six passing.

Thigpen is 1-10 as an NFL starter, and has taken practice snaps with the offense just once this season. The Dolphins (5-4) face the 6-3 Bears at 8:20 Thursday on NFL Network.

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