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  • Jets release Pennington, Dolphins show interest

    Well... that was fast.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3523819

    The Miami Dolphins are interested in the New York Jets' soon-to-be-unemployed quarterback, Chad Pennington.

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    ESPN.com's Tim Graham writes about all things AFC East in his division blog.

    • Blog network: NFL Nation

    The Dolphins have already contacted Pennington's agent, Tom Condon, a source with knowledge of the call told ESPN.com. The Jets are expected to cut Pennington at 4 p.m. Thursday to clear salary-cap space for Brett Favre.

    Pennington was drafted in 2000 by Dolphins football operations boss Bill Parcells with the 18th overall pick.

    Pennington owns the highest career and single-season passer ratings in Jets history. He owns the five best season completion percentages. Joe Namath, Ken O'Brien and Richard Todd are the only Jets to have thrown for more yards.

    But Pennington, 32, lost his job last year to Kellen Clemens and played in just nine games for a team that went 4-12.

    Dolphins coach Tony Sparano spoke about Pennington at his daily news conference but insisted he was happy with his three quarterbacks: veteran journeyman Josh McCown, sophomore John Beck and rookie Chad Henne.

    "I only know about him from playing against him," Sparano said. "From what I've heard about him, I've only heard that he's a very intelligent player, and he's always been pretty accurate with what he did with the ball. I know the guy's a competitor.

    "We have three quarterbacks right now on our team, and we're finding it hard right now to get all three of those guys the work they need. I'm happy with the people we have here right now," he said.

    The Dolphins last week gave NFL outcast Quincy Carter a workout. Carter played for the Dallas Cowboys when Parcells was their coach.

    Many viewed Carter's tryout as indicative of the Dolphins' displeasure with their quarterback competition. McCown has been erratic, while Beck has struggled. Henne, it can be argued, is having the best camp.

    Sparano claimed Carter's workout was nothing more than a casual look-see to satisfy organizational curiosity. Carter hasn't played in the NFL since 2004 because of drug-related issues.

    Tim Graham covers the NFL for ESPN.com.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Ravage!!! View Post
    Well... that was fast.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3523819

    The Miami Dolphins are interested in the New York Jets' soon-to-be-unemployed quarterback, Chad Pennington.

    AFC East

    ESPN.com's Tim Graham writes about all things AFC East in his division blog.

    • Blog network: NFL Nation

    The Dolphins have already contacted Pennington's agent, Tom Condon, a source with knowledge of the call told ESPN.com. The Jets are expected to cut Pennington at 4 p.m. Thursday to clear salary-cap space for Brett Favre.

    Pennington was drafted in 2000 by Dolphins football operations boss Bill Parcells with the 18th overall pick.

    Pennington owns the highest career and single-season passer ratings in Jets history. He owns the five best season completion percentages. Joe Namath, Ken O'Brien and Richard Todd are the only Jets to have thrown for more yards.

    But Pennington, 32, lost his job last year to Kellen Clemens and played in just nine games for a team that went 4-12.

    Dolphins coach Tony Sparano spoke about Pennington at his daily news conference but insisted he was happy with his three quarterbacks: veteran journeyman Josh McCown, sophomore John Beck and rookie Chad Henne.

    "I only know about him from playing against him," Sparano said. "From what I've heard about him, I've only heard that he's a very intelligent player, and he's always been pretty accurate with what he did with the ball. I know the guy's a competitor.

    "We have three quarterbacks right now on our team, and we're finding it hard right now to get all three of those guys the work they need. I'm happy with the people we have here right now," he said.

    The Dolphins last week gave NFL outcast Quincy Carter a workout. Carter played for the Dallas Cowboys when Parcells was their coach.

    Many viewed Carter's tryout as indicative of the Dolphins' displeasure with their quarterback competition. McCown has been erratic, while Beck has struggled. Henne, it can be argued, is having the best camp.

    Sparano claimed Carter's workout was nothing more than a casual look-see to satisfy organizational curiosity. Carter hasn't played in the NFL since 2004 because of drug-related issues.

    Tim Graham covers the NFL for ESPN.com.

    Oh no, if the dolphins pick him up theyll be a contender!

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    • #3
      i think chad's gone the way of trent green, but with more injuries and less of an arm

      i think he's just about done in the nfl
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      • #4
        Originally posted by jcdavey View Post
        i think chad's gone the way of trent green, but with more injuries and less of an arm

        i think he's just about done in the nfl
        yeah.... Trent had a pretty good run in KC for a bit... but just dropped off the map after his concussion.

        But I think Pennington has enough talent to be a good back-up in this league for a number of years. Don't be surprised if you see him still in the league for a while. He would be a very quality back-up QB to any roster.

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