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Dolphins start looking for QBs as fears about Henne rise

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Chad Henne said Monday that he expects to start when the Dolphins return from their bye week.

It just may not be that simple.

Jeff Darlington of NFL.com reports that the Dolphins believe Henne separated his non-throwing shoulder. While Henne is game to play through the pain, the Dolphins sent Henne for a second opinion.  It’s possible that the injury could end his season.

“While the team is not yet ruling anything out, the feelings coming from the organization about the situation are most definitely tense,” Darlington writes.

Jason LaCanfora reports that the Dolphins have reached out to David Garrard and Jake Delhomme. No deal has been made yet, as both veterans are looking for part of their contract to be guaranteed.  (They want to be around more than a week or two.)

Garrard makes the most sense here if the team needs a long-term fix.  At this point, Matt Moore is the only healthy quarterback on the Dolphins roster.

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  1. bobulated says: Oct 4, 2011 1:46 PM

    Jake Delhomme should just be happy an organization is deluded enough to think he’s still an NFL caliber QB.

  2. joetoronto says: Oct 4, 2011 1:46 PM

    I’d be shocked if Garrard didn’t end up there.

  3. steamrod says: Oct 4, 2011 1:46 PM

    TIM TEBOW

  4. schmitty2 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:47 PM

    The “Tap Tap Tap” sound you here is the nail in Tony’s coffin

  5. pattyarbuccholz says: Oct 4, 2011 1:47 PM

    Garrard and Delhomme, Oh boy.

  6. hanktheking says: Oct 4, 2011 1:47 PM

    Orton! Orton! Orton!

  7. 2sausage11 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:48 PM

    Carolina 2.0 Moore and Delhomme

  8. caseyanthonymunoz says: Oct 4, 2011 1:48 PM

    Don’t trade for Sanchez, he’s worse than Henne.

  9. ninersrule says: Oct 4, 2011 1:49 PM

    Jeff George anybody?

  10. jbeeching says: Oct 4, 2011 1:49 PM

    No need to sign ANY QB to a long-term contract… they need to save the money for Andrew Luck

  11. etoharin78 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:49 PM

    Please take Kyle Orton off my Broncos’ hands. I can’t stand to watch him any longer, and no I’m not a pro Tebow guy, just HATE Orton.

  12. freewayjim says: Oct 4, 2011 1:49 PM

    David Garrard?, Jeff George? anybody????

  13. cantonbound13 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:50 PM

    Please do not trade any picks for a quarterback!!!! The next regime will know what to do with those picks unlike you Ireland.

  14. My Last Victim Escaped says: Oct 4, 2011 1:51 PM

    Damn. Guess, Andrew Luck should start lookin for houses on South Beach soon.

  15. 5280sportsbiz says: Oct 4, 2011 1:52 PM

    Orton for a 3rd round pick..

  16. myshkingfh says: Oct 4, 2011 1:52 PM

    pssst. KYLE FREAKING ORTON!!!

  17. devinmr711 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:52 PM

    Call Jamarcus Russell’s agent. Jamarcus is the next big thing at the QB position. Don’t let his time in Oakland fool ya.

  18. suhnum1fan says: Oct 4, 2011 1:53 PM

    Andrew Luck sweepstakes started before Miami played a game this year. Luck could be a bust under the Miami regime.

  19. slickrick971 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:54 PM

    Too bad for Henne. Has was actually having a decent year too.

  20. medtxpack says: Oct 4, 2011 1:54 PM

    Brett, are you there?

  21. Single Filament says: Oct 4, 2011 1:55 PM

    They should have already been looking for QBs.

    although given their track record, I’m not confident they’ll find the right guy anyway.

  22. snowpea84 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:55 PM

    Trade for Quinn or Clausen.

  23. bengals4 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:55 PM

    This is your change Mike Brown…trade Carson

  24. bucsfan5000 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:55 PM

    JaMarcus Russell

  25. 2sausage11 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:56 PM

    You can have Jimmy Clausen too!

  26. jimbobobjr says: Oct 4, 2011 1:56 PM

    I hear Pat White is available.

  27. sj39 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:02 PM

    Chad who?

  28. scoops1 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:03 PM

    Trade Reggie Bush to Denver and get Tim Tebow and 10 Pizza Hut pizzas in return

  29. enea900 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:04 PM

    Here’s Steve Ross’s twat on his Twitter account posted a few moments ago- “Brad, I’m in Hattiesburg … is it right or left at the Firechief?”

  30. inbillwetrust says: Oct 4, 2011 2:06 PM

    poor pennington

  31. august1969 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:09 PM

    Carson Palmer. Offer a 2nd rounder. If they don’t take it, go with Garrard for free.

  32. kylexitron says: Oct 4, 2011 2:09 PM

    Seahawks will trade you dr. charles whitehorse, MD for any of your LB’s.

  33. broncotis3000 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:12 PM

    Trade Tebow and his “disciples” to Miami for draft picks…..

  34. granadafan says: Oct 4, 2011 2:12 PM

    Please start the rumors for the serial sexter from Hattiesburg and get the private jet with an entorauge warmed up. We haven’t had a clownfest story lately.

  35. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:12 PM

    That team is a mess LITERALLY from top to bottom. The owners are all clueless hacks, the GM is a racist prick who can’t spot talent with a seeing eye dog and the coach is STILL hanging on despite only being relevant because Parcells hand picked him and his gimmicky offense that no one falls for anymore.

  36. xpensivewinos says: Oct 4, 2011 2:14 PM

    Garrard makes some long-term sense, except this regime is history, so who knows.

    Wouldn’t be the worst thing for him to show off his skills. If he plays well, someone will want him next year.

    The icing on the cake for this regime would be to sign Delhomme and Russell. That would be perfect. You know, after they trade next year’s #2 for Tebow.

  37. cshearing says: Oct 4, 2011 2:15 PM

    Garrard is the only viable option here. As such,
    I expect Delhomme to be in a Fins jersey by tomorrow.

  38. capslockkey says: Oct 4, 2011 2:16 PM

    Time to get the Bengals back on the horn for a Palmer trade.

  39. klunge says: Oct 4, 2011 2:19 PM

    If they had only looked for a competent QB BEFORE the season started, poor Chad would never have had to suffer like this.

  40. richm2256 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:19 PM

    What a train wreck this team has become.

    Sad.

  41. wannstache says: Oct 4, 2011 2:20 PM

    Fear losing Henne? Seriously?!?! Losing Henne is the least of their problems. This is how deluded this organization has become. They act like they were 4-0 with him and now they might not make the playoffs.

    Once again, here are the real problems: 1) Sparano has lost most of the team. That started with the shopping trip for Harbaugh, 2) an inept personnel department led by Jeff Ireland ( see Marshall, Bush, Pat White, and on and on and on…), and finally 3) a cheap and shifty owner/snake-oil-salesman whose make-a-buck-quick schemes are driving away fans by the droves.
    But oh, my gosh, we might have to play our back-up QB!

  42. gilgafresh says: Oct 4, 2011 2:20 PM

    Orton for a 15th round pick.

  43. kwgator says: Oct 4, 2011 2:21 PM

    Cincinnati should trade the tag team of the Palmer twins – Carson & Jordan

    The Bengals have Dalton …. ROADHOUSE!!!!

  44. shallowfan says: Oct 4, 2011 2:22 PM

    Fears about Henne are just now starting to rise?

  45. steelerfan999 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:23 PM

    HOW BOUT TIKI BARBER??

  46. gilgafresh says: Oct 4, 2011 2:25 PM

    Orton to Miami was a done deal until he refused to renegotiate his contract. Well, now that he’s paid and has all of 1 supporter in the entire Rocky Mountain region (i.e. John Fox) then it would probably be a lot easier to get it done.

    So, Miami… finish what you started. Please?!?!

  47. xxxviichamps says: Oct 4, 2011 2:29 PM

    Only the Dolphins could choke while trying to “Suck for Luck”…

  48. justentertainingthestupid says: Oct 4, 2011 2:30 PM

    all because lex hilliard DOESN’T KNOW HIS PLAYBOOK!

  49. ajknox88 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:32 PM

    Jamarcus Russell is a genius regardless of what you think of him.

  50. Lev says: Oct 4, 2011 2:33 PM

    Take ole Jimmy Clausen off our hands! Send us Brandon Marshall and a case of Corona

  51. pilot2011 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:38 PM

    I don’t care what anybody says, but Jake Delhomme is the man.

    Give Carolina a 6th rd pick for Clausen, pick up Delhomme, and there ya have it.

    Matt Moore, Jake Delhomme, and Jimmy Clausen!

  52. blackandtealforeal says: Oct 4, 2011 2:49 PM

    I am happy that Garrard may land somewhere.
    It’s time for someone else to be tired of him besides the Jaguars’ fans. Hopefully he takes them to the promised land (Andrew Luck).

  53. cantonbound13 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:49 PM

    They should have drafted Matt Ryan!

  54. proudlycanadian says: Oct 4, 2011 2:55 PM

    They should go with the QB who gives them the best chance to finish last.

  55. nav711 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:56 PM

    No Henne? There goes the Super Bowl chances!!

  56. shallowfan says: Oct 4, 2011 2:58 PM

    If the dolphins are going to try to tank it to draft a QB they aren’t going to bring in a veteran with experience…or they shouldn’t, because what if they start to win? Then you are stuck with an old vet who isn’t the future for your team.

    I say you play the season with the guy who is possibly going to be the backup next season and see what you have and get him some experience…then draft a QB for the future.

  57. bozosforall says: Oct 4, 2011 3:00 PM

    I hear that the Vikings will give them McNabb for a bucket of golf balls. LMAO

  58. jamie54 says: Oct 4, 2011 3:02 PM

    There’s an extra QB, or two, available from Denver. And I’m talking Brady Quinn, but TT will do also. Hah, that’ll teach the idiot ‘fins.

  59. almelo95 says: Oct 4, 2011 3:03 PM

    There’s nothing I’d like more than to see Trent Edwards having to start for the Dolphins in Buffalo this December.

  60. cdngatorfan says: Oct 4, 2011 3:06 PM

    Dolphins were looking for a QB long before Henne got hurt.

  61. watermelon1 says: Oct 4, 2011 3:11 PM

    They did work out Troy Smith not too long ago…

  62. rdrs68 says: Oct 4, 2011 3:26 PM

    Ship TBlow to them and get him out of the mile high city of course that would upset all the kids who think the NFL is like fantasy football where fans can pick who starts.

  63. whoknowsnothing says: Oct 4, 2011 3:26 PM

    Duante Culpepper part 2?

    If Garrad and Delhomme are our options,

    I’d pick Garrad.

  64. stockdogdca says: Oct 4, 2011 3:31 PM

    bozosforall says:
    Oct 4, 2011 3:00 PM
    I hear that the Vikings will give them McNabb for a bucket of golf balls. LMAO

    You are wrong about that, i’m a Vikings fan and the offer was a “Tuna fish sandwich.”

  65. kingmj4891 says: Oct 4, 2011 3:32 PM

    Shaun Hill from Detroit for any O-Line

  66. kevin says: Oct 4, 2011 3:34 PM

    What would Denver need to give you to take Orton.

  67. fwippel says: Oct 4, 2011 3:40 PM

    Donovan McNabb….’nuff said.

  68. cmb79 says: Oct 4, 2011 3:45 PM

    And to think, they were thisclose to getting Brees at one point. Ouch.

    Suck For Luck: Initiated.

  69. tomtravis76 says: Oct 4, 2011 3:47 PM

    Call the Dolphins and talk to them about tickets, then laugh at the prices they quote you.
    You can go on the secondary markets and get tickets for just about all the games for as low as $15 bucks….

  70. stephenjr311 says: Oct 4, 2011 3:49 PM

    Jeff Garcia is still playing football. He’s old but I’ve never seen him be anything but reliable. No clue why the guy isn’t at least a backup on an NFL team.

  71. 4gone says: Oct 4, 2011 3:49 PM

    They would probably have to give up a 2nd to get Matt Flynn from the Packers and they have WAY to many problems to take that leap. Like previous poster said, “it is not like they are a QB away from the playoffs”.
    Coaching and GM changes coming. Take Gerrard and roll with it.
    How many years in a row are they going to re-build before they at least have the foundation???

  72. miamiron says: Oct 4, 2011 3:57 PM

    slickrick971 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:54 PM

    Too bad for Henne. Has was actually having a decent year too.
    ******************************************************************************************************
    You’re either related to Henne or you’ve never seen a football game in your life!!

    4tds and 4 interceptions with a QB rating of 79
    is decent???

    His completion % is his worst in 4 years at 57.1%

    Try watching a game/games before you post something absurd

  73. frankdatank23 says: Oct 4, 2011 4:01 PM

    “Carolina 2.0 Moore and Delhomme”

    Whatever it takes to get that 1st pick !!!!!!!

  74. mrfrostyj says: Oct 4, 2011 4:06 PM

    Brady Quinn to Miami will never happen because I believe Daboll hated him. Browns traded QB’s so much because each coordinator had their favorite

    Chudzinski had Anderson (both are in Carolina now)

    Daboll had Delhomme

    Quinn was the odd man out where none of the coaches he had liked up. Looks like Delhomme will be Miami’s new QB. I bet Matt Moore is giddy with excitement!

  75. cannonballdookie says: Oct 4, 2011 4:06 PM

    It’s getting around that time for the Fins waste a second round pick on another mediocre quarterback.

  76. deddmunnie says: Oct 4, 2011 4:09 PM

    John Beck for Brandon Marshall Straight up.

  77. cantonbound13 says: Oct 4, 2011 4:10 PM

    They should be searching for a new GM, then a coach, then a quarterback. If that doesn’t happen, search for a new owner.

  78. FeartheFightinSnap says: Oct 4, 2011 4:18 PM

    NO Denver QB’s are wanted. ANYWHERE. By ANYONE. 3 bad QB’s and now all Bronco fans consider themselves a QB factory to populate the nation’s teams.

    Sign somebody, play Moore, play Henne on return, draft a QB. Jeesh.

  79. rajbais says: Oct 4, 2011 4:19 PM

    Garrard???

  80. heynow33332 says: Oct 4, 2011 4:19 PM

    Dan Marino

  81. wannstache says: Oct 4, 2011 4:24 PM

    If Ross was football smart (which he’s not), he’d instruct Ireland not to trade FOR anyone but rather to trade AWAY dead weight such as Marshall, Bush and Sean Smith for draft picks in 2012. That would make the team more attractive to potential GM’s and coaches. If he was football smart. If…

  82. grilledjesus says: Oct 4, 2011 4:25 PM

    If they only kept Wes Welker it wouldn’t matter who their QB was.

  83. FinFan68 says: Oct 4, 2011 4:26 PM

    Call Belichick and make an offer for Mallett. They should have drafted him in the first place to take over for Henne if/when he regressed again.

  84. fansinceshea says: Oct 4, 2011 4:32 PM

    Pretty boy Marino is available

  85. oldhamletman says: Oct 4, 2011 4:47 PM

    they should definitely get whatever 3rd stringer QB is available… lead with Moore to give him some experience… suck for luck the whole way…

    it even fits with the tightwad owner….

  86. jnsschott says: Oct 4, 2011 4:52 PM

    Throw a first round pick at the Bengals and get Carson Palmer.

  87. goldrush36 says: Oct 4, 2011 5:08 PM

    2sausage11 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:48 PM

    Carolina 2.0 Moore and Delhomme

    _________________________________

    Which equals Andrew Luck…… they’ll take it

  88. isphet71 says: Oct 4, 2011 5:30 PM

    The Broncos will trade you Kyle Orton for a good box of donuts.

    It’s hard to get good donuts at high altitude. The dough doesn’t rise and fluff like it does at sea level.

  89. jagmania65 says: Oct 4, 2011 5:31 PM

    devinmr711 says:Oct 4, 2011 1:52 PM

    Call Jamarcus Russell’s agent. Jamarcus is the next big thing at the QB position.

    ———————————————–
    A 400-lb QB is considered the next “big” thing???

  90. finsfrontofficeisajoke says: Oct 4, 2011 5:33 PM

    What a short time until our validation, Fin Fans! I said it, every other Miami fan said it, every “expert” said it.

    “The Dolphins need QB depth. Matt Moore is not the answer. The Dolphins are screwed if Henne falters or gets injured.”

    Just four weeks in and everybody who is NOT paid to make the Dolphins a better team can smugly say to those collecting a paycheck:

    “WE F@#$ING TOLD YOU SO!”

  91. ern215 says: Oct 4, 2011 5:39 PM

    a good fit for the dolphins would Josh Johnson (backup behind Josh Freeman) from the tampa bay bucs, if you look at his skill set and the dolphins needs at quarterback, this would be a more-than-perfect fit.

  92. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 4, 2011 6:00 PM

    Can we get a conservative estimate from Jeff George on how long it would take him to learn the Dolphins offense first? A week? 20 minutes?

  93. cannonballdookie says: Oct 4, 2011 6:33 PM

    It would be nice if it weren’t so frowned upon to “rebuild” in the NFL, seems like that’s such a dirty word these days. Nothing wrong with tearing it down if it’s not working instead of polishing a turd year after year like teams like Miami, Seattle, Jacksonville, Minnesota, etc. It worked for Detroit and seems to be working for Cincy just to name a few.

  94. mistrezzrachael says: Oct 4, 2011 6:45 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Oct 4, 2011 2:12 PM
    That team is a mess LITERALLY from top to bottom. The owners are all clueless hacks, the GM is a racist prick who can’t spot talent with a seeing eye dog and the coach is STILL hanging on despite only being relevant because Parcells hand picked him and his gimmicky offense that no one falls for anymore.

    Mr Wright, you are right on there!!!!

    This franchise a complete mess & Henne the least of their worries…So,,,they just bring in another average QB..to help them win 4-6 games.

    At least they have great halftime shows.

  95. jetsjustsuck says: Oct 4, 2011 7:21 PM

    it would make no difference who they got as quaterback for this team. cant run the ball, cant get any kind of consistent pass attack going. the d is a joke and probably could not stop your average college offense. i have never seen my dolphins in worse shape than they are now. head coach without a clue. gm that is even more clueless than the coach and an owner who only cares about getting more celebrity minority owners. i am ashamed and embaressed to be a dolphin fan now. things have to change or this team will have no fan base left. it gets worse and worse every season.

  96. colt13 says: Oct 4, 2011 9:49 PM

    The right move would be going after Kafka, but I fear that the Dolphins will end up with John Beck or Brodie Croyle.

  97. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 4, 2011 11:47 PM

    JaMarcus Russel?? I just laughed so hard I pissed my underwear. I gotta go change my boxers…

  98. 2sausage11 says: Oct 5, 2011 10:02 AM

    Ryan Leaf or Bust

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