QB QUESTIONS

The Ravens and Dolphins both have injuries at the quarterback position, but while it's clear who will start at quarterback Sunday for Baltimore, the same can't be said for the Dolphins.

Coach Dave Wannstedt said during his day-after-the-game press conference that no decision on his starting quarterback would be made until at least Wednesday when he gets a chance to see first-hand the health of Jay Fiedler.

Fiedler has missed the last three games because of a knee sprain sustained in the overtime loss to New England, and Brian Griese has been less than impressive in his place.

Griese has thrown pretty well when he's had time in the pocket, but under pressure the last two weeks he has had problems protecting the ball. He has been intercepted five times and fumbled four times in the last two weeks.

Wannstedt didn't say Fiedler necessarily would get the starting job back if he's healthy enough to play Sunday, but given the sorry state of the offensive line, one would think that would make the most sense.

As for Baltimore, it will be Chris Redman who will start at quarterback after rookie Kyle Boller tore a quad in Sunday night's 33-22 loss at St. Louis.

Boller is expected to miss most, if not all, of the rest of the regular season. It wouldn't be such a big loss for the Ravens if it weren't for the absolutely putrid performance Redman turned in in the second half against the Rams.

Boller has struggled pretty much all season, but he was sensational compared to Redman, who was 7-for-12 for 58 yards with two interceptions and two lost fumbles in the second half against St. Louis.

In other news:

-- Safety Trent Gamble was placed on injured reserve on Monday after he underwent an MRI. To fill his roster spot, the Dolphins claimed offensive lineman Brad Bedell off waivers from Washington. Bedell, who played collegiately at Colorado, had been a sixth-round pick in 2000.

-- Center Tim Ruddy also underwent an MRI, but his injury didn't look quite as bad.

-- Wannstedt said he couldn't say for sure, but he's optimistic Patrick Surtain and Zach Thomas will be able to play against Baltimore after missing the Tennessee game.

Thomas didn't even make the trip to Tennessee, while Surtain was in uniform but didn't play after testing his ankle in pregame warmups.

-- Wannstedt met with his players on Monday morning before sending them home. His message to the players was to stay positive.

"This group of men is committed to this cause," Wannstedt said. "When you have adversity and you get tested, the way to get it solved is that everybody needs to get better.

"Everything we talked about, goal-wise, is still attainable. We just need to get it turned around. We can get it done and I'm very confident. This is the same group of guys who won four in a row on the road."


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