NEWS AND NOTES

Quarterback Jay Fiedler saw limited action in practice on Thursday, but it appears as though he'll be able to start Monday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fiedler took reps with the first team in "all the different segments," according to Coach Dave Wannstedt.

Also practicing on a limited basis Thursday were defensive end Rob Burnett (knee) and defensive tackle Tim Bowens (calf).

Wannstedt said it was "encouraging" to see everybody at least take part in practice.

In other news:

-- Safety Shawn Wooden is the Dolphins' finalist for the 2003 NFL Man of the Year award. The winner, who will be announced in Houston during Super Bowl week, will get $25,000 for his favorite charity and the finalists from every team will get $1,000.

-- The Dolphins made a move on their practice squad, signing wide receiver Carl Morris, a rookie from Harvard, and releasing center Ben Claxton.

-- Coach Dave Wannstedt says there is nothing to reports linking him to the opening at the University of Nebraska.

Wannstedt is friends with Nebraska AD Steve Pederson, as both of them have ties to the University of Pittsburgh.


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