Wednesday Notes

Wednesday traditionally is the day when the Dolphins' starting quarterback addresses the media, and it was Matt Moore who did the honors this week even though the team still hasn't made any announcement about Chad Henne's status.

Guess you could say the logic is that Moore is the start at practice this week because Henne is out with a shoulder injury, but it would seem almost a given at this point that Moore will be the start for the next game, Oct. 17 against the Jets.

For his part, Moore declined to address the question of whether he's thinking he'll be starting against the Jets. Instead, he talked about getting more reps in practice.

"It's been good getting in there, getting a lot of work, much-needed work," Moore said. "It's been good mixing it up with these guys and just getting reps. Those are things I need as a player and it's good for everybody to get reps with me as well.

"Those are just much-needed reps. It's good to get on the same page with everybody and the only way to do that is to practice with them and get reps with them. So it's good being in there."

NEW LINEMAN: The Dolphins added an offensive lineman to the active roster on Wednesday when they signed Will Barker off the Tampa Bay practice squad. Barker is a second-year player who appeared in three games for the Bucs in 2010 after being released by Dallas. The 6-7, 325-pound Barker has experience at left tackle, right tackle and right guard.

NO MORE NATE: To make room on the roster for Barker, the Dolphins terminated the contract of veteran cornerback Nate Jones. He had been signed a few weeks earlier after Vontae Davis sustained a hamstring injury. Jones played for the Dolphins in 2008-09 before leaving for Denver as a free agent.

PRACTICE SQUAD MOVES: Cornerback Vincent Agnew was re-signed to the practice squad and the Dolphins also added rookie nose tackle Isaako Aaitui. To make room, the Dolphins released from the practice squad running back Nic Grigsby and offensive lineman D.J. Jones.

QUOTE UNQUOTE: Linebacker Kevin Burnett using a basketball analogy to describe the Dolphins' situation: "It's the fourth quarter and we've got no foul to give. We're at the free-throw line and we've got to make 'em."

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