Settling Into Post-Henne Mode

The Dolphins began the season with question marks surrounding the quarterback position, and that spot has become shakier than ever. With Chad Henne lost to a left shoulder injury that required season-ending surgery, Matt Moore is now the team's starter. Behind him: Sage Rosenfels, the veteran journeyman who hasn't thrown an NFL pass since 2008.

The Dolphins passed on several quarterbacks with higher profiles — and more recent experience — than Rosenfels, who played with Miami from 2002 to 2005. In signing Rosenfels, the Dolphins passed on David Garrard, Trent Edwards and Brodie Croyle. Edwards and Croyle worked out with the Dolphins this week.

Dolphins fans weren't thrilled during the preseason when the team signed Moore to serve as Henne's backup. And the signing of Rosenfels didn't receive a warm reception, either.

Rosenfels saw action in each of his four seasons with the Dolphins. His most productive season with the team was his final one, 2005, when he completed 34 of his 61 attempts for 462 yards. He threw four touchdowns and three interceptions and had a passer rating of 81.4.

He never got into a game with the Vikings in 2009, and he was a backup with the Giants in 2010. The Giants released Rosenfels off injured reserve earlier this week. He had been sidelined due to strep throat and a back injury.

The Dolphins used their bye week to attempt to correct the mistakes that have plagued them during their 0-4 start. The emphasis was on eliminating the big play on defense and taking advantage of scoring opportunities on offense.

Moore, meanwhile, used the bye week to settle into his new role as the team's starting quarterback. The Dolphins play at the New York Jets on Oct. 17. Miami has won three consecutive games on the road against the Jets, including a 10-6 victory last December.


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