Pennington and Henne likely out for season

By Marc A. Greenberg

Ouch. Talk about a costly victory.

With their 29-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans, the Miami Dolphins no longer have a quarterback controversy.

Mike Berardino and Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel report that Chad Pennington and Chad Henne are expected to miss the rest of the season.   Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Pennington has a dislocated shoulder, the fourth serious shoulder injury of his career.  The Fins lost new starter Pennington after only two plays, with his latest shoulder injury.  Henne was injured late in the third quarter. 

Henne left the stadium on crutches and was headed to undergo an MRI.  His kneecap bent forward in ugly fashion on the play that took him out.  While one source of the Sentinel’s expects Henne to miss the rest of the season, the other source wasn’t as sure.

Tyler Thigpen will take over as the starter for the 5-4 Dolphins; Miami has started to search for a possible backup for Thursday’s game.  Josina Anderson of FOX 31 and Showtime’s Inside the NFL reports that the first overall pick in the 2007 draft Jamarcus Russell has been contacted by the Fins.

The Dolphins won’t have to choose between Chad Pennington and Chad Henne for the rest of the season; they both aren’t expected to play again.