ZACH IS ALL-PRO

Linebacker Zach Thomas was the lone Dolphins chosen to The Associated Press All-Pro, which was announced Monday. That news came two days after the 2004 Pro Bowl starters were announced, and three Dolphins players were selected.

Thomas was one of two inside linebackers selected on the All-Pro team, and he got 13 votes to finish second behind Baltimore's Ray Lewis.

Thomas beat out New England's Tedy Bruschi for the second spot on the All-Pro team.

Other Dolphins players who received All-Pro votes were defensive end Adewale Ogunleye and cornerback Patrick Surtain.

Ogunleye got eight votes to finish sixth among defensive ends behind Michael Strahan of the New York Giants, Leonard Little of the Rams, Dwight Freeney of the Colts, Simeon Rice of the Bucs and Mike Rucker of Carolina.

Surtain just missed making the All-Pro team, as he fell two votes short of Baltimore's Chris McAlister. New England's Ty Law was the top vote-getter at cornerback.

-- The news was better for Surtain and Ogunleye, as well as free safety Brock Marion on Saturday, as all three were chosen as starters for the AFC team for the Pro Bowl.

They will be joined in Honolulu by Thomas, who will back up Ray Lewis at inside linebacker.

-- The Dolphins continue their search for a general manager amid talk that Buffalo's Tom Modrak isn't that interested in the position because he considers it a lateral move.

The three candidates for the job right now are believed to be Tampa Bay's Tim Ruskell, former New Orleans GM Randy Mueller and Dolphins senior vice president Rick Spielman.

The Dolphins had hoped for hire a new GM quickly, but the process now appears like it might take a while.


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