NEWS AND NOTES

The Dolphins look like they're going to be close to full speed for Sunday's regular season opener against the Houston Texans, but offensive tackle Mark Dixon probably will have to sit out the game.

Dixon is the only player on the Dolphins' official injury report listed as questionable as he continues to recover from ankle surgery.

The big question on Wednesday was what the Dolphins planned to do if Dixon can't play and something happens to either starting tackles, Todd Wade and Wade Smith.

Coach Dave Wannstedt mentioned the possibility of moving up Greg Jerman from the practice squad, as well as using starting right guard Todd Perry in case of an emergency.

Don't discount the possibility of seeing Jamie Nails at tackle, either. He took some snaps at the position during practice on Wednesday.

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Wannstedt also said he wasn't sure whether the Dolphins would go with two or three active quarterbacks on Sunday.

Going with three would mean activating Clint Stoerner from the practice squad. Wannstedt said he was leaning, however, just going with two quarterbacks, Jay Fiedler and Sage Rosenfels.

Should both of them get injured, the next quarterback would be rookie linebacker Corey Jenkins, who played quarterback at South Carolina last season before being switched to safety for the last two games.

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Along with Jerman and Stoerner, the other guys signed to the practice squad were safety Yeremiah Bell, wide receiver Kendall Newson and cornerback Alphonso Roundtree.

All three were among the final roster cuts on Sunday.


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