Henne to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Posted Oct. 06, 2011 @ 9:11 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Dolphins QB Chad Henne will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery after separating his left shoulder while being tackled on a busted play in last Sunday's loss at San Diego.

Henne left Sunday's game after injuring his non-throwing shoulder. On Thursday the team confirmed its earlier fears that Henne had separated the shoulder and would be done for the season. The club placed Henne on injured reserve.

Matt Moore replaced Henne in the loss to the Chargers and will be the team's starting quarterback going forward. The Dolphins signed former Giants backup Sage Rosenfels on Thursday to back up Moore. Undrafted rookie QB Pat Devlin is on the practice squad.

The Dolphins had hosted Trent Edwards and Brodie Croyle for tryouts on Tuesday but didn't sign either one. They reportedly had talks with David Garrard, but the former Jaguar wants to be a starter.

Moore started five games for Carolina last season and threw five TDs and 10 INTs.

Henne's contract expires at the end of the season.

The way we see it

As much as Dolphins fans might be excited to see the offense with a different signalcaller than Henne, who hasn't proven to be a winner, there is a reason that Henne was the starting quarterback, and he wasn't playing that poorly and certainly isn't the reason the team is 0-4.

With his season over, Henne doesn't have an opportunity to prove his worth in Miami to try and stay another season. The Dolphins will likely be in position to select a quarterback in the first round of the 2012 draft, and it's doubtful that Henne would be brought back, especially if there is a new coaching staff in Miami.