Report: Dolphins QB Tannehill to start Friday

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 9:59 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

According to broadcaster Dick Stockton, who is calling Friday night's Dolphins-Panthers preseason game, rookie Ryan Tannehill will start at quarterback for Miami.

Stockton said Friday morning on 790 The Ticket that Tannehill, the eighth overall pick in April's draft, will start against the Panthers and likely play the first half, with backup Matt Moore taking over in the third quarter. Head coach Joe Philbin said he wants the starters to play 25-30 snaps Friday night.

In the Dolphins' first preseason game last week against the Buccaneers, Tannehill completed 14-of-21 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown against Tampa Bay's backup defenders.