It’s a reasonable question. When a team invests the eighth overall pick in a player, fans expect him to play.
And if Miami would have selected a wide receiver or a guard or a linebacker with their first round pick, you can almost be assured that he would be all but penciled in atop the depth chart.
QB Matthew Stafford/OUT/Shoulder (IR)
S Louis Delmas/DOUBTFUL/Concussion (did not practice today)
QB Shaun Hill/QUESTIONABLE/Right finger (limited practice today)
LB Landon Johnson/QUESTIONABLE/Neck (limited practice today)
QB Drew Stanton/QUESTIONABLE/Left shoulder (limited practice today)
DE Cliff Avril/PROBABLE/Rib (limited practice today)
RB Jahvid Best/PROBABLE/Toe (limited practice today)
LB Vinny Ciurciu/PROBABLE/Concussion (full practice today)
DE Lawrence Jackson/PROBABLE/Groin (limited practice today)
WR Calvin Johnson/PROBABLE/Ankle (limited practice today)
DE Turk McBride/PROBABLE/Ankle (full practice today)
RB Maurice Morris/PROBABLE/Chest (limited practice today)
S Amari Spievey/PROBABLE/Back (limited practice today)
LB Karlos Dansby/DOUBTFUL/Toe (did not practice today)
S Chris Clemons/PROBABLE/Groin (full practice today)
The Dolphins were back at practice today in advance of Sunday’s home finale against the Lions and after practice, head coach Tony Sparano met with the media to discuss the match-up. Asked early on if he would give any consideration to using Tyler Thigpen as the starting quarterback in the final two weeks of the season, Sparano said that the teams needs to “continue to develop Chad [Henne].” He was later asked if he knows what he has in Henne and responded “I think I know a lot about him.” Other notes…
-LB Karlos Dansby was not at practice today, a coach’s decision.