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Back to Brown, the news on Wednesday was encouraging, particularly with Brown still having a shot at reaching 1,000 yards rushing in his rookie season. The last time a Dolphins rookie reached that milestone was in 1996 when Karim Abdul-Jabbar finished with 1,116 yards.
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Starting with Brown, no Dolphins player missed any part of team practice on Wednesday, so the team very well could have a full complement for its regular season finale at New England Sunday.
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The Dolphins will find out their final 2006 opponent this weekend.
Based on the NFL's scheduling formula, the last opponent to be determined will be the second-place finisher in the AFC West, which will travel to Miami next season.
San Diego and Kansas City currently are tied at 9-6, and a Chargers victory over Denver on Saturday would give them second place. A San Diego loss would give the Chiefs second place and the trip to Dolphins Stadium in 2006.
Other teams coming to Miami next season, in addition to the AFC East rivals, will be Jacksonville, Tennessee, Green Bay and Minnesota. The Dolphins will travel to Houston, Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit and Pittsburgh.