|Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert, WR Laurent Robinson done for season||11.21.12 at 1:22 pm ET|
The Jaguars announced that quarterback Blaine Gabbert and receiver Laurent Robinson have been placed on season-ending injured reserve because of injuries sustained in this past Sunday’s matchup with the Texans.
Chad Henne, who replaced Gabbert in Sunday’s game, will be the starter for the rest of the year, and the Jaguars have signed Jordan Palmer, who spent the preseason in Jacksonville, to be Henne’s backup.
Henne threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns in the 43-37 overtime loss to the Texans.
Gabbert’s injury is to his right forearm and left shoulder. His shoulder requires surgery and the 1-9 Jaguars opted for him to have it sooner rather than later.
Robinson sustained his fourth concussion of the season and will not return. He finishes the year with 24 catches for 252 yards.
|Peyton Manning to Miami movement heats up in Florida||02.23.12 at 12:04 pm ET|
Much of the talk during the NFL’s offseason has surrounded the Peyton Manning situation in Indianapolis. The Colts have until March 8 to decide whether to pay Manning his $28 million bonus and keep him in Indianapolis, or whether to let him walk as a free agent.
Manning did not play during the 2011 season while the Colts went 2-14, tying with the Rams for the worst record in the NFL. Questions remain about whether Manning will be healthy enough to play in 2012, and while the Colts brass has remained mum on Manning’s future as a Colt, Dolphins fans seem to be confident about his future in Miami.
A group of fans put up a billboard along I-595 and I-95 in Ft. Lauderdale that features a picture of Manning in a digitally altered turquoise and orange jersey and the slogan “Manning to Miami.”
There is even a website featuring a blog, sponsored advertisements and T-shirts to support the cause. The blog’s first entry claims that “Manning and the Colts are done!” It calls for fans to make their voices heard and make history by urging the Dolphins to sign Manning.
The Dolphins could use a quarterback, as an ESPN report claimed Miami will not offer a contract to quarterback Chad Henne, who had season-ending shoulder surgery after separating his shoulder in Week 4. Backup Matt Moore led the Dolphins to a 6-6 record the rest of the season, but the Dolphins have been open about saying they will explore other options.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Manning could easily be an option for the organization since owner Stephen Ross is a big fan of Manning.
“Ross is infatuated with the idea of signing [Manning],” Jackson wrote. “The Dolphins believe they have a realistic chance of luring Manning, who owns a condo in South Beach and has an affinity for South Florida.”
|Report: Dolphins’ Chad Henne out for season||10.06.11 at 12:29 pm ET|
The 0-4 Dolphins suffered another blow Thursday when reports emerged that quarterback Chad Henne will require surgery on his separated shoulder and will miss the rest of the season.
Henne was injured in Sunday’s 26-16 loss to San Diego on a botched handoff in the first quarter. Matt Moore replaced Henne in the game and completed 17-of-26 passes for 167 yards. He threw an interception and recorded no touchdowns.
Moore, a five-year veteran out of Oregon State, spent the last four seasons with Carolina. He has started 13 games and has thrown 16 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in his career. Moore was not expected to challenge Henne for the starting role with the Dolphins.
Miami is in its bye week and will have some time to figure out how to replace Henne at quarterback. Based on the Dolphins’ play through the first four weeks of the season, they will need a durable quarterback. Henne was sacked 11 times in a little more than three games.
Henne is scheduled to become a free agent after the season.
|Dolphins crowd boos Chad Henne, chants for Kyle Orton||08.02.11 at 9:51 am ET|
Talk about a tough crowd.
As of right now, Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne is the presumed starting quarterback for the Fins this season. But after a poor performance during an intrasquad scrimmage Monday, the 10,109 fans who were watching began booing the former Michigan signal-caller, according to The South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
If it was bad enough to be booed at during a game that didn’t matter, it got even worse when his pass to tight end Anthony Fasano was off-target and deflected. Following that miscue, the crowd began to cheer “We want Orton” in reference to Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton, who the Dolphins had reportedly tried to acquire via trade before the signing of Matt Moore signaled that the team was going in another direction.
In 15 games (14 starts) last season, Henne threw for 3,301 yards, 15 touchdowns and 19 interceptions for a quarterback rating of 75.4. Orton had stats of 3,653 yards, 20 touchdowns, nine interceptions and an 87.5 QB rating in 13 starts during the 2010 season, but it has been rumored that the Broncos are looking to hand the reins of the offense over to Tim Tebow this season.
|Dolphins could target Vince Young if QB becomes available in offseason||12.08.10 at 2:33 pm ET|
The Dolphins have had some quarterback troubles this season, starting three different players behind center in their so far disappointing 6-6 season. But, according to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins could be doing some quarterback shopping this offseason, and Vince Young may be at the top of the list.
After suffering injuries, Dolphins original starter Chad Henne has underperformed, and newcomer Brandon Marshall has been plagued by an ailing hamstring. The Herald reported that if the Titans get rid of the troubled former first-round Young, the Dolphins may take that risk.
The Herald also stated that Miami probably wouldn’t be willing to offer a first-round draft pick to the Eagles for Kevin Kolb, since the Dolphins don’t have a second-round pick in 2011.
This season, Young has passed for 1,255 yards and 10 touchdowns in nine games. He has not played each of the last two weeks, and will not play again this season due to a thumb injury.
|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.
|Dolphins lose QBs Chad Pennington, Chad Henne to injuries||11.15.10 at 6:13 am ET|
It should have been a great win for the Dolphins. A 29-17 victory over Vince Young, Chris Johnson and the Titans would seem a great way to end a five-game away losing streak. However, things got much more bleak in South Florida on Sunday when quarterbacks Chad Pennington and Chad Henne were potentially lost for the season.
Pennington, in his first start of the season, suffered a potentially career-ending right shoulder injury on the second play from scrimmage. Pennington missed most of last season while he underwent reconstructive shoulder surgery.
Enter Henne. Henne was relieved of his starting role after failing to help the Dolphins execute in the red zone and for giving up many costly turnovers. Henne came into the game for Pennington and played well, completing 19-for-28 passes for 240 yards and one touchdown, although he did throw another interception. Henne limped off the field near the end of the third quarter after his leg was twisted on an incomplete pass. He stayed on the field for several minutes as trainers and doctors examined his leg. He soon appeared on the sideline with crutches.
Now, it seems both Henne and Pennington could be out for the year, reports the Miami Sun Sentinel.
The injuries couldn’t have come at a worse time, with a Thursday night game against Chicago (6-3) looming ahead in a short week. In 2009, both Henne and Pat White were knocked out of the season finale, something that coach Tony Sparano never wanted to revisit.
“Second time this has happened to me,” Sparano said. “It’s getting a little bit old. These defensive guys are getting too good.”
With both players out, Miami ran its wildcat offense and even attempted a deep pass with wide receiver Brandon Marshall that fell incomplete. Tyler Thigpen entered in the fourth quarter and went 4-for-6 with 64 yards and a 9-yard touchdown to Anthony Fasano that put the Dolphins out of reach for the Titans.
The Dolphins will need to sign at least one quarterback in the upcoming days, and former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell reportedly is heading in to work out with the team on Monday. Other suspected options include White, Jeff Garcia and Daunte Culpepper.
|Miami’s Chad Henne leaves game; Tyler Thigpen in at QB||11.14.10 at 4:04 pm ET|
Miami quarterback Chad Henne was knocked out of Sunday’s game in the third quarter. Henne was filling in for starter Chad Pennington, who was injured on the first offensive drive of the game. Henne suffered a leg injury and walked off the field, but he has not returned in the fourth quarter.
The Dolphins used the Wildcat formation for a few plays and then brought out No. 3 quarterback Tyler Thigpen. Henne went 19-for-28 for 240 yards, one touchdown and one interception before leaving the field. Thigpen has gone 4-for-6 with 64 yards and a touchdown, a 9-yard pass to Anthony Fasano to bring the Miami lead to 29-17. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall even attempted a pass, but it fell incomplete.
|Chad Pennington leaves field with shoulder injury||at 2:01 pm ET|
Miami quarterback Chad Pennington left the field in Sunday’s game against the Titans with a shoulder injury. Pennington was making his first start of the season but was sidelined after only two plays. Pennington was hit during an incomplete passing attempt but stayed in to throw a 12-yard completion to Brian Hartline on the very next play. However, Miami called a timeout and Pennington went to the locker room and was replaced by Chad Henne.
Pennington suffered a season-ending injury to the same shoulder in Week 3 of last season and went through the third reconstructive surgery of his career. This week, coach Tony Sparano benched Henne in favor of Pennington but his return to Sunday’s game is listed as questionable.
|Dolphins bench QB Chad Henne, will start Chad Pennington against Titans||11.10.10 at 3:27 pm ET|
The Miami Dolphins have decided to bench starting quarterback Chad Henne and start backup Chad Pennington this Sunday against the Titans, NEpost.com reports. Pennington hasn’t started a game since Week 3 of the 2009 NFL season.
Henne, who threw three interceptions last weekend in a 26-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, has led the underachieving Dolphins to a 4-4 record thus far in the 2010 season, good enough for third place in the AFC East.
Henne this season has thrown for 1,900 yards with eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions, with a passer rating of 78.2.
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