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Report: Pennington out for the year

Uh-oh.

A bad start to the season in South Florida has just gotten a lot worse.

Quarterback Chad Pennington is expected to miss the rest of the season with a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com.

Per Mortensen, Pennington will seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.

In Pennington’s absence, the job will fall to Chad Henne, one of the many second-round picks that the Dolphins have devoted to the position since the retirement of Dan Marino.

It also raises the question of whether the Dolphins will pursue a veteran to back up Henne, since the only other quarterback on the roster is rookie Pat White, the product of yet another of the team’s post-Marino second-round picks.

Maybe Bill Parcells can lure Drew Bledsoe out of retirement.  Or Vinny Testaverde.  Or Phil Simms.

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77 Responses to “Report: Pennington out for the year”
  1. HawgNSonsTV says: Sep 28, 2009 3:56 PM

    He’s a BUM…and lost a game for me!

  2. Jon says: Sep 28, 2009 3:57 PM

    I wonder if they will call the Vikes to see if T-Jack is available. I know Childress has been using him as the #2, but T-Jack may be the better fit…. What do you think Chilly would take for T-jack (Not what you think T-Jack is actually worth)?

  3. TheVillain112 says: Sep 28, 2009 3:59 PM

    Wow no mention of Pat White? Is the man crush over already?

  4. Crockett says: Sep 28, 2009 3:59 PM

    Time for Parcells to talk with Pioli-Haley again. This time to get one of the Chiefs backup QBs.

  5. SpartaChris says: Sep 28, 2009 3:59 PM

    If this is the same shoulder he’s hurt twice before, I wonder if Pennington’s career is over? Maybe he finds a spot as a backup, but I can’t see anyone wanting to start the guy.

  6. Facts Domino says: Sep 28, 2009 4:00 PM

    Line up Ronnie Brown and let him wildcat it to death. Let him throw 20 times a game. I bet he’s a better quarterback than Piece of Shit Vick.

  7. 90ragtop says: Sep 28, 2009 4:01 PM

    The Browns will let the Phins have Brady Quinn or Derek Anderson. Better yet, they can have both.
    Free of charge.
    The sooner the better.

  8. Nitro says: Sep 28, 2009 4:01 PM

    Uh, common knowledge chud pendleton is fragile.. this will be the 3rd.. or 4th? time he’s blown out a shoulder… ask the jets. Probably would have been smart to have a backup plan from day one.

  9. Moose Skyway says: Sep 28, 2009 4:01 PM

    I bet they could lure Jeff George out of retirement.

  10. phootballphreak says: Sep 28, 2009 4:02 PM

    third shoulder for chad ….. poor bassit

  11. Furious George says: Sep 28, 2009 4:02 PM

    well, if the Pats can win 11 without Brady, the dolphins* can certainly win 11 without pennington. they are “defending afc east” champs afterall.. just ask joey!

  12. AD4MVP says: Sep 28, 2009 4:02 PM

    I am guessing the vikes would part with T-Jack for a 3rd or 4th rounder

  13. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 28, 2009 4:03 PM

    yikes.
    i won’t say the season is over (0-3 wasn’t a promising start anyway), but now our 2nd best offensive player is out for the year? I guess we’ll find out what Henne has then.
    I expect more of what we’ve seen then, unless our defense miraculously starts defending.

  14. titan87 says: Sep 28, 2009 4:03 PM

    The Titans would probably trade them VY for a ham sandwich.

  15. shawnc16 says: Sep 28, 2009 4:04 PM

    Pat White was mentioned near the end of the article.

  16. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 28, 2009 4:05 PM

    Maybe the Fins can call Jeff George. :-D

  17. st21snyderblows says: Sep 28, 2009 4:05 PM

    Hope Pat gets his shot Let’s go! Mountainers!

  18. Desides says: Sep 28, 2009 4:07 PM

    @ Jon:
    I’m pretty sure the Dolphins don’t care about any of the QBs on the Vikings roster. They’re more likely to sign Josh McCown again, since the Panthers originally acquired him in a trade with the Dolphins.

  19. SC21 says: Sep 28, 2009 4:07 PM

    @ Hawfnsonstv
    If you were counting on Chad Pennington to win a game for you, than you’re a BUM.

  20. Resolution says: Sep 28, 2009 4:07 PM

    HawgNSonsTV, I’m not even a Dolphins fan but Pennington was their only chance to win anything more than a couple games this season. Henne might be their future, but he clearly isn’t ready. Go look at the highlights of him playing if you don’t believe it.
    Jon, not a bad thought. The Dolphins TE is pretty good. How funny would it be if Favre retired for good as a Viking and they signed Pennington after he is released this offseason?

  21. zygi milf says: Sep 28, 2009 4:08 PM

    Jon says:
    September 28, 2009 3:57 PM
    I wonder if they will call the Vikes to see if T-Jack is available. I know Childress has been using him as the #2, but T-Jack may be the better fit…. What do you think Chilly would take for T-jack (Not what you think T-Jack is actually worth)?
    *********
    It wouldn’t be too smart to trade Jackson considering the pounding that Favre has been taking the first three weeks. That O-line is going to get him killed. They will need all the QB depth they have.

  22. DanSnyder says: Sep 28, 2009 4:08 PM

    Mike Vick to the Dolphins!

  23. Slow Joe says: Sep 28, 2009 4:09 PM

    We’ll give him Byron Leftwich for a low pick.

  24. Mr.ClaytonBigsby says: Sep 28, 2009 4:09 PM

    They call him Mr Glass.

  25. ItalianArmyGuy says: Sep 28, 2009 4:11 PM

    If Sam Bradford gets drafted by the Miami Dolphins next year, does the NFL investigate Dr. Andrews for tampering? And, if so, do they bring in Deion Sanders for questioning – just because they find him so interesting?

  26. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 28, 2009 4:13 PM

    Season or Career ?

  27. cheekychappmusic says: Sep 28, 2009 4:13 PM

    How about a trade for Jeff Garcia? Send the Eagles a low draft pick, why not?
    Please, no T Jack…

  28. TFBuckFutter says: Sep 28, 2009 4:15 PM

    Aww crap.
    I was hoping the Dolphin fans wouldn’t have an excuse for being lame this year.
    With Penny or without him, they were looking at sub-.500

  29. mattitude says: Sep 28, 2009 4:17 PM

    Man, everybody goes to see Dr. James Andrews. Is there really such a drop off between Dr. Andrews and the guy who’s the 2nd best joint specialist in the world? I bet the mother of the doctor who is number 2 is always comparing her son’s shortcomings to Dr. James Andrews’ accomplishments like George Costanza’s mother did. Andrews is that guy’s Lloybd Braun.

  30. thuggymonkey says: Sep 28, 2009 4:18 PM

    Trade a draft pick for Culpepper?

  31. jetfox says: Sep 28, 2009 4:19 PM

    Pennington is just angling for another of those Comeback Player of the Year awards. Best of luck to him in his rehab, again.

  32. KILLER FIN says: Sep 28, 2009 4:19 PM

    Henne era begins!!! Pennington now the QB’s coach, Pat White still NOT ready!!!

  33. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 28, 2009 4:21 PM

    SpartaChris – apparently you haven’t watched an Oakland, Tampa Bay, Cleveland, or Carolina game. ;)

  34. BENITO says: Sep 28, 2009 4:21 PM

    the browns will give the dolphins either one of their qb’s! hahahhahaha

  35. wydok says: Sep 28, 2009 4:22 PM

    I wonder if they are interested in Vick or Kolb.

  36. Route36West says: Sep 28, 2009 4:23 PM

    I think there best bet for getting a quality back-up QB is Jeff Garcia. The Eagles will probly try to trade him in the next week or two but I doubt anyone will bite b/c the Eagles really have no leavage. Unless there are mutiple teams vying for his services and one of those teams doesnt want to risk losing out on acquiring Garcia. But that is highly doubtful. So I think after the Eagles unsuccessfully try to trade Garcia he will be released and picked up by the Rams or Dolphins.

  37. PurpleRaid12 says: Sep 28, 2009 4:24 PM

    I could see Frerotte going back to Miami, then again, Culpepper would be a good fit too….

  38. dolfan565 says: Sep 28, 2009 4:27 PM

    Good call by Saban and team doctors to choose sending a 2nd round pick to Minnesota for Culpepper over signing free agent Drew Brees. FML.

  39. finsbooyah says: Sep 28, 2009 4:27 PM

    We are in some serious trouble… Another year with a HIGH draft pick…

  40. hayward giablommi says: Sep 28, 2009 4:31 PM

    I thought that the Dolphins were a fluke last year, and the first two games this year seem to confirm that. With Pennington gone, the wildcat will fool nobody. 5-11 seems like a realistic outcome this year.
    Tough break for Pennington.

  41. ItalianArmyGuy says: Sep 28, 2009 4:31 PM

    @ mattitude – LOL!

  42. FinHead says: Sep 28, 2009 4:31 PM

    Damn Penny, I know you are the most consistent QB of all time (66% career completion percentage), but does that really have to include the bad shoulder every two years too???!!!

  43. Quagmire says: Sep 28, 2009 4:34 PM

    Maybe the Eagles can fleece them with Garcia, the way they did with Feeley a few years back.

  44. Mr Krinkle says: Sep 28, 2009 4:35 PM

    They weren’t going anywhere with him anyway. No big deal.

  45. marcduke says: Sep 28, 2009 4:36 PM

    The Titans would probably trade them VY for a ham sandwich.
    —————————-
    That would have to be one crappy ham sandwich….

  46. VikingsFan23 says: Sep 28, 2009 4:37 PM

    They just need to stay with Henne and figure out what they are going to do with him. He is in the 3rd year of a 4 year contract. They need to figure out if he can be their QB going forward.
    The bottom line is the fish aren’t going anywhere this year anyway.

  47. KILLER FIN says: Sep 28, 2009 4:46 PM

    TJACK FOR PAT WHITE & TED GINN!!! NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!

  48. straverse says: Sep 28, 2009 4:46 PM

    Eagles should trade Vick to them for a 6th or 7th rounder. I’d take anything for that bum.

  49. cowboyssuck says: Sep 28, 2009 4:49 PM

    Jeff George is licking his chops.

  50. victoriacanada says: Sep 28, 2009 4:50 PM

    Garcia would be the best fit. Short passes, dink and dunk, with power running game. He is mobile, and a game control QB. Philly doesn’t need him.

  51. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 28, 2009 4:51 PM

    vikingsfan23 is correct. the phins weren’t going anywhere this year anyway, might as well see what you have with those you drafted.
    IF the dolphins trade away a draft pick to another team for a QB, i’ll be SERIOUSLY disappointed.
    we need our picks to build the team, we’re not “one player” away from contending. Add to that the fact we’ve drafted two QB’s in the last two years second rounds of the draft. if we don’t try these guys out, we’re admitting that we were wrong with those draft picks. i just don’t see parcells doing that.
    Henne’s tenure as the Dolphins QB starts now. Let’s see if he’ll do something with it.

  52. mustbechris says: Sep 28, 2009 4:51 PM

    This sucks. I’m an Eagles fan, but Chad’s always been my favorite player, and he just can’t catch a break. I hope he starts somewhere next year…but this looks pretty bad for his career.

  53. canamac86 says: Sep 28, 2009 4:53 PM

    Man, everybody goes to see Dr. James Andrews. Is there really such a drop off between Dr. Andrews and the guy who’s the 2nd best joint specialist in the world? I bet the mother of the doctor who is number 2 is always comparing her son’s shortcomings to Dr. James Andrews’ accomplishments like George Costanza’s mother did. Andrews is that guy’s Lloyd Braun.
    ***************************
    Awesome observation!

  54. TFBuckFutter says: Sep 28, 2009 4:59 PM

    “marcduke says:
    September 28, 2009 4:36 PM
    That would have to be one crappy ham sandwich….”
    It would be made with Miracle Whip and Tofu-Ham.
    And if that made you puke in your mouth, they could probably hold the Miracle Whip.

  55. Desides says: Sep 28, 2009 4:59 PM

    @vikingsfan23
    Henne is in his 2nd year, not his third year. He was drafted in 2008. You’re confusing him with John Beck, who was drafted in 2007 and cut earlier this year.

  56. KILLER FIN says: Sep 28, 2009 5:00 PM

    Henne will be just FINE!!! Pennington will coach him up!!! GO FINS!!!

  57. Bwa Ha Ha says: Sep 28, 2009 5:11 PM

    How about Jeff Garcia, for, say, a second rounder?

  58. nasheagles says: Sep 28, 2009 5:13 PM

    Say Hello to Jeff Garcia… Eagles can probably snag a pick for a two week rental….

  59. gooboy6 says: Sep 28, 2009 5:36 PM

    chiefs should trade one of their backup qb’s and get that draft pick we sent to the ‘Fins for those two turd OL’s we got from them in preseason

  60. CsanBoySmith says: Sep 28, 2009 5:36 PM

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  61. swede700 says: Sep 28, 2009 5:46 PM

    Why would Parcells be interested in Garcia? Garcia has never run a Parcells system before.

  62. tyrone3488 says: Sep 28, 2009 6:00 PM

    If the dolphins want to win they need a winner under center! That my friends, is none other than pat white who was undrestimated while being recruited by colleges around the country, and even after 4 amazing seasons at WVU and 4 consecutive bowl wins still found himself underestimated upon entering the draft! There were many people whom thought he would have to become a WR in the NFL, But the dolphins had a vision for this kid who in my opinin fits perfectly into this offense! The wildcat is all about reading and reacting to the defence ,which is exactly what he did very successfully in rich rod’s spread offence! Give the kid a chance and good things will happen! Does anyone really think that Henne is a long term solution?

  63. Boston Patriot says: Sep 28, 2009 6:15 PM

    Without a legitimate starting quarterback, the Dolphins will now be running the pussycat offense.
    Maybe Donovan McNabb is heading south faster than any of us thought.

  64. Tikkanen says: Sep 28, 2009 6:28 PM

    I want to thank Chad Pennington for his big part in returning Miami to respectability. The magic of last season will not be forgotten. It’s time for other veterans to step up and show leadership like Chad did. Even as Pennington knew that his season and probably career were shot, he still took time to say words of encouragement to Chad Henne before Henne went in to take his job. That’s class.

  65. Rasta-Dolphan says: Sep 28, 2009 6:40 PM

    Im HUGE Phin fan don’t ever ever say send Culpeppper that piece of crap to the Phins again!!! I will go postal.

  66. FinFan says: Sep 28, 2009 6:46 PM

    Culpepper, Green, now Pennington.
    Whens this organization going to learn, you get broken shit… all you have is broken shit!!! Pennington is a great kid, but please just play Henne.

  67. Phenom says: Sep 28, 2009 6:51 PM

    That’s a shame about Pennington. He’s a class act. That said, the Dolphins didn’t really have much of a chance this year with or without him.

  68. nato2424 says: Sep 28, 2009 6:56 PM

    garcia would be a great fit but might have to give up a low round pick for him.

  69. CliveRush says: Sep 28, 2009 7:40 PM

    The jets have a former Pats’ back-up named O’Connell who should now know two of the division rivals offense. He would be a solid replacement given his size and coaching. Can’t say much about his ability to go through the progressions on the field but the talent level at this position seems to have bottomed out. He couldn’t be much worse than a lot of the players now getting paid to fumble, throw game losing interceptions or mismanage the clock then claim they are not the problem and refuse to put in the time to get better.

  70. Vktorya says: Sep 28, 2009 7:50 PM

    Ya know what! Just trade Pat White to another team who will take advantage of his abilities!!!

  71. FinFan says: Sep 28, 2009 8:18 PM

    garcia is back on the eagles roster – you IDIOTS

  72. LewD says: Sep 28, 2009 9:06 PM

    KILLER FIN says: September 28, 2009 4:46 PM
    TJACK FOR PAT WHITE & TED GINN!!! NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!
    then send TJack back jack … no questions asked …
    seriously, bad break for Penny … class act all the way ….
    Henne time now … as Sparano says regularly … we need to play the young guys to know what we’ve got in them at the end of the year … don’t want to go into next season wondering if they can do it or not …
    they will need another arm though ….

  73. Dolphan says: Sep 29, 2009 12:54 AM

    @LewD
    Whats……with…..all…..the periods……one…….period…..would……probably…..suffice….
    just joking, but your right, they won’t know what they have until they give it a test drive. He can’t do any worse than theyve been doing really, since we haven’t won a game yet.

  74. Monstersport says: Sep 29, 2009 7:38 AM

    Hey! Tony Sporano, Your wild cat offense is getting wilder and wilder now.

  75. overkil2 says: Sep 29, 2009 8:50 AM

    Garcia will be cut by the Eagles later this week and the Fins will make him an offer.
    It’s Henne’s time to show what he can do so we know whether to keep him ass or draft another QB. ::rolls eyes::
    He should look better this week since he’ll be taking all the reps at practice.

  76. AlanSaysYo says: Sep 29, 2009 9:42 AM

    It’s funny that people are saying the Dolphins would trade for a backup QB. You only give up a draft pick if you can win this year, which the Dolphins cannot. They’ll pick up some Jeff Georege-esque bum and let Henne play for the rest of the year.

  77. Ecomcon says: Sep 29, 2009 11:37 AM

    With Chad Pennington hurt, I hope that Chad Henne doesn’t also get hurt, or there’ll be a couple hanging chads on the team.
    And in Florida, no less.

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