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Dolphins look at QBs (including Patrick Ramsey) after injuries to Chads

By Cindy Boren

Updated at 5:15 p.m.

The Dolphins have signed former Redskins quarterback Patrick Ramsey.

Filed at 5:26 a.m.

In addition to losing two Chads on Sunday, Miami Dolphins left tackle Jake Long separated his shoulder, an injury that will have ramifications for quarterback Tyler Thigpen and whomever the team signs to back him up.

Long underwent an MRI on Sunday and, although the team is awaiting results, Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald reports that he may not be lost for the season. "It depends on if MRI reveals anything more." Darlington wrote, citing an unnamed source. "It's painful, but he's tough."

After losing Chad Pennington, designated last week to start his first game since Week 3 of 2009, and Chad Henne, the Dolphins will be looking at quarterbacks ASAP with a game Thursday night against the Bears.

Thigpen, who most likely start despite Coach Tony Sparano's claim that he has "no idea" who'll be under center, played well (6-for-12 for 79 yards), but the team needs one and most likely two quarterbacks. (Ronnie Brown handles the Wildcat.)

The Dolphins have contacted former Redskins quarterback Patrick Ramsey (who has made only four appearances since the 2006 season), former Raider JaMarcus Russell and ex-Bronco Tom Brandstater, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

For Pennington, the injury may mean the end of his career. He's had three shoulder operations and lasted only a couple of plays Sunday. At least he was well-compensated for those plays: they were worth $3.25 million. A bonus clause in his contract increased his salary to $5.75 million if he was named the starter.

By Cindy Boren  | November 15, 2010; 5:26 AM ET
Categories:  NFL  
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