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Dolphins ILB Crowder expected to keep starting job

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By Dan Parr

We hear Dolphins ILB Channing Crowder will enter training camp as a starter, despite not being 100 percent during offseason practices while recovering from foot surgery to repair a Lisfranc fracture. Crowder's goal is to be able to play full speed when camp opens and he's apparently right on schedule. There's a chance ILB Tim Dobbins, who was acquired in a draft weekend trade, will push Crowder for a starting spot next to Karlos Dansby, but, unless Crowder suffers a setback in his recovery, Dobbins will be making most of his contributions on special teams. Head coach Tony Sparano likes Crowder's football I.Q. and his ability, and Dobbins is a skilled special-teams contributor. Miami positioned itself to potentially replace Crowder with Dobbins in the starting lineup after 2010. Crowder is due a $1 million roster bonus in 2011, and the Dolphins might not want to pay it. They signed Dobbins to a three-year deal last month.

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