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Miami Dolphins lose two quarterbacks, Chad Pennington and Chad Henne

By Cindy Boren

On an odd day in the NFL, the team that may have had the worst of it was the Miami Dolphins, who managed to win despite losing not one but two quarterbacks, possibly for the season. And, although they beat the Tennessee Titans 29-17, they have to play the Bears in four days.

Chad Pennington, starting for the first time since Week 3 last year, lasted two plays before suffering a shoulder injury. The man he replaced, Chad Henne, came in and hurt his knee. Both, a source told the Sun-Sentinel, are "more than likely" out for the season.

Tyler Thigpen, who led the team on a big late drive, may be the Dolphins' best option to start (see his interview with Doug Farrar of Football Outsiders last month). They will, however, bring in job candidates and pronto. The list reportedly will include former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell and former Broncos quarterback Tom Brandstater (according to ESPN's Adam Schefter). Other possibilities, the Sun-Sentinel reports, include Pat White, Daunte Culpepper and Jeff Garcia.

Pennington wasn't speaking to reporters after the game. Henne said his kneecap was hit from the outside and "bent forward" as he twisted his leg and threw an incompletion late in the third quarter.

"It doesn't feel good," Henne said. "For me, if I can stand and I can run around, I'm going to be playing. Obviously, I'm not going to be the one to baby my knee. If I can be out there, I'm going to be out there."

By Cindy Boren  | November 14, 2010; 6:31 PM ET
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Comments

Not Colt Brennan????

Posted by: charley42 | November 14, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

I don't want to burst your bubble, so let's just say "not yet" about the Cult of Colt.

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 15, 2010 5:32 AM | Report abuse

I like the idea of them bringing back Pat White...

Posted by: bobleme | November 15, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

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