Report: Pennington, Henne both out for season

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Both Chad Pennington and Chad Henne are likely out for the remainder of the season, according to PFW Dolphins correspondent and Sun Sentinel reporter Omar Kelly. Each quarterback was injured in Miami's 29-17 Week 10 victory vs. the Titans.

Pennington made his first start of the season vs. Tennessee, but was injured on his first drop back of the game, when Titans DE Jason Babin hit the quarterback's right shoulder. Pennington has had multiple shoulder injuries in his career and is "probably" out for the year, according to the newspaper.

Henne came off the bench to complete 19 of 28 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown before being hit in the left leg by Titans DT Tony Brown. The quarterback lay on the field for several minutes before being helped off.

Tyler Thigpen, who has started 11 games in his career, is the team's only healthy quarterback. Miami next plays on Thursday, when they host the Bears.

Reports have surfaced that the Dolphins will look at JaMarcus Russell, Todd Bouman and Tom Brandstater among veteran QBs not on an active roster.

The way we see it

This was brutal timing for the Dolphins after head coach Tony Sparano believed that Pennington would be the spark the 'Fins needed. Thigpen has starting experience in 2008 with the Chiefs and would likely start, no matter who they bring in, if Henne is out, but the Dolphins need some insurance as Thigpen would be the only QB on the roster.