Chad Henne Out For Season; Dolphins Bring In Sage Rosenfels

Chad Henne suffered a shoulder injury in Week 4 and the latest report says he'll have surgery, and miss the rest of the season for the Dolphins.

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With Chad Henne's Injury, Dolphins Plan To Sign Sage Rosenfels

The Miami Dolphins are having a tough season as it is with an 0-4 record and a coach, Tony Sparano, who is widely believed to be on the hot seat. The news got worse on Thursday when it was reported that Chad Henne, the team's starting quarterback, would be having shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season for the Dolphins.

Matt Moore is behind Henne on the depth chart and the team tried out former Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle and former Bills QB Trent Edwards this week.

They signed neither and instead plan to sign Sage Rosenfelsaccording to ESPN.

Rosenfels, 31, was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in 2001. He was traded to the Dolphins prior to the 2002 season and stayed in Miami through the 2005 season. He's also played for the Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants.

Rosenfels has never started more than five games in one season. In his career, he has completed 62.5 percent of his passes, thrown for 4,156 yards and 30 touchdowns, along with 29 interceptions.

Tough year for the fans over at our Dolphins blog, The Phinsider


Chad Henne Injury: Dolphins QB Reportedly Out For The Season

A bad season in Miami is getting worse. Chad Henne, the Dolphins QB, has opted for shoulder surgery after suffering an injury in the Dolphins Week 4 loss. Jeff Darlington of reports Henne will miss the rest of the season.

The injury is to his non-throwing shoulder and it was previously reported that the Dolphins feared it could cost him the entire 2011 season. Apparently, that's the case. 

The Dolphins turn to Matt Moore, the quarterback on the roster behind Henne. Miami also tried out a couple of quarterbacks this week, including former Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle and former Bills QB Trent Edwards.

Reports say the Dolphins previously reached out to both David Garrard and Jake Delhomme but they couldn't come to an agreement.

The Dolphins are 0-4 and their coach is on the hot seat in the midst of an incredibly disappointing season in Miami. 

Dolphins fans over at SB Nation's The Phinsider won't be too happy to hear the news, except for those on the Suck For Luck bandwagon.


Miami Dolphins Refuse To Budge In Talks With QB David Garrard

The Miami Dolphins talked to veteran free agent quarterback David Garrard earlier this week as part of their effort to find a replacement for Chad Henne, their injured starter. Talks fell apart when, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Dolphins would not go higher than the veteran minimum salary for Garrard.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter says David Garrard was ready to sign with the #Dolphins for $1 million. But MIA wouldn’t budge off the vet’s minimum.
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The difference between the two sides is much closer than it seems. The veteran minimum can be up to $810,000 , but counts just $425,000 against the cap for teams.

Yesterday, there were whispers that the deal fell apart around the guaranteed money. Garrard, according to reports, rejected the deal because it did not guarantee his salary for the entire season. Despite their differences, Garrard and his agent left open the possibility of revisiting talks with the Dolphins.

Miami is still waiting to find out whether or not Henne’s shoulder injury, to his non-throwing shoulder, will end his season. In the meantime, the Dolphins have worked out other free agent quarterbacks, including Brodie Croyle and Trent Edwards.

In a late update, Schefter adds further that Garrard, Edwards, Croyle or Delhomme will not be joining the Dolphins.

Doesn't sound like Dolphins are going to sign Trent Edwards, Brodie Croyle, David Garrard or Jake Delhomme. So who's next?
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Follow the happenings in South Beach at The Phinsider.


After Chad Henne's Injury, Dolphins Work Out Pair Of Quarterbacks

The Miami Dolphins season could be going from bad to worse. Chad Henne suffered an injury to his non-throwing shoulder last Sunday and the Dolphins are concerned that it could threaten all or part of his season. They only have Matt Moore behind Henne so they'll need some reinforcements, quickly.

According to reports, the Dolphins worked out a pair of quarterbacks this week -- Brodie Croyle and Trent Edwards.

Croyle, the former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, worked out for the Dolphins in the first week of the season but wasn't signed. He spent time with the Arizona Cardinals after the Chiefs didn't re-sign him, and also worked out for the Indianapolis Colts recently. He's 0-10 in his career as a starting quarterback with a lengthy injury history.

Edwards was released by the Buffalo Bills last September and claimed by the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he spent the 2010 season. He was signed by the Oakland Raiders when the lockout was lifted in late July before getting released on the final cut down day.

The Dolphins likely have to sign at least one quarterback so keep an eye out at SB Nation's The Phinsider for updates. 


Chad Henne's Injury Could Be Serious, According To Report

The Miami Dolphins are 0-4, head coach Tony Sparano is on the hot seat and now it's possible they've lost their starting quarterback. Nothing is confirmed but NFL Network's Jeff Darlington reports the Dolphins are "concerned" about an injury to his non-throwing shoulder and are seeking a second opinion on the injury. The Dolphins fear it could threaten part or all of his season.

The exact severity of the injury is unclear but it's enough that the Dolphins are trying to sign other quarterbacks. Jason La Canfora reports both the Dolphins unsuccessfully tried to sign David Garrard and Jake Delhomme this week. They carry only Matt Moore behind Henne so they would likely need to sign one, or even two, quarterbacks.

The Dolphins enter the bye week so if Henne's shoulder injury isn't season ending then the bye comes at a good time. It will depend on what the Dolphins original diagnosis of the injury is and what the second opinion says. 

Still, this is a major blow to an already struggling team ranked last in SB Nation's NFL power rankings.

Stay tuned to SB Nation's The Phinsider for more updates. 


Chad Henne Injury: Miami Dolphins Quarterback Hurts Shoulder, Wants To Play Through Injury

The Miami Dolphins lost starting quarterback Chad Henne for the majority of their Sunday game after he injured his left shoulder. During the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers, Henne received the ball while in shotgun formation. He attempted to hand the ball off to Lex Hilliard, but it never took place. Trying to create something, Henne scrambled until he was knocked to the ground, injuring his left shoulder. Watch the play develop here:

The injury to his non-throwing shoulder forced Henne to miss the rest of the game, though he did stay in pads on the sidelines. Matt Moore relieved him and finished the game with 17 completions on 26 attempts and 167 yards.

Henne left the stadium with his arm in a sling, according to Ben Volin, and wants to play through the injury. The Dolphins have a bye this coming week before a Monday Night Football showdown with the New York Jets in Week 6.

For more on the Dolphins, head over to The Phinsider.


Chad Henne Injury: Miami Quarterback Leaves After Injuring Shoulder

The Miami Dolphins turned to Matt Moore early in the first quarter of Sunday's matchup with the San Diego Chargers after losing Chad Henne to an apparent shoulder injury. Henne landed hard on his left shoulder and appeared to be in a significant bit of pain as he headed to the sideline.

It's unclear whether or not Henne will return or what, exactly, is ailing him, other than the apparent left shoulder injury. Henne had completed two of five passes for just five yards early in Sunday's matchup, which the Dolphins now lead, 7-0.

We'll be back with more on Henne's injury and status for the rest of the game as it becomes available.

For more on the Chargers head over to Bolts From The Blue. For more on the Dolphins, check out The Phinsider. Follow all Week 4 NFL action over at SB Nation NFL. Be sure to check out highlights from the days games here.

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