Wednesday Roundup

Despite speculation that the Dolphins would add a running back to their roster in light of the injury to Ronnie Brown, Nick Saban sounds like he's prepared to go into the Jacksonville game with Sammy Morris and Travis Minor as his guys. And Saban plans on making use of both of them.

"We always try to use a two-back system," Saban said. "I have total faith, trust and confidence in both guys."

Both Minor and Morris are key special teams players for the Dolphins, and Saban indicated that Minor will do everything he always does on special teams, while Morris' role will be limited to some of the units.

There had been some thought the Dolphins would promote Patrick Cobbs from the practice squad to add depth at running back, or perhaps even re-sign Lee Suggs, but no move has been made as a mid-afternoon on Wednesday.

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The Dolphins might be without guard Jeno James for a third consecutive game.

James was one of three players who didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, along with Brown and Daunte Culpepper.

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Speaking of Culpepper, he wasn't at practice Wednesday because he was meeting with a doctor for what Saban described as a "routine checkup."

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Funny scene in the Dolphins locker room: Channing Crowder picking up the plaque he received for being voted to the University of Florida fans' all-century team and encouraging television cameramen to get a shot of it.

For the record, other members of the Gator Fans' All-Century Team included Dolphins defensive Kevin Carter and former Dolphins Louis Oliver and Trace Armstrong.

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Actually kind of surprising the Dolphins-New England game was kept at 1 p.m. We can understand the NFL putting New Orleans-Dallas in prime time, but it's hard to figure CBS picking the Jets-Bills matchup as its 4:15 doubleheader game.


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