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Bill Parcells drafted Chad Pennington in 2000 out of Marshall and grabbed him again when the Jets cut him loose in favor of Brett Favre in 2008. It was a gift. Pennington lead Miami to an 11-5 record and an AFC East title. The Dolphins appeared to have found a franchise quarterback until Pennington injured his throwing shoulder in 2009. Enter Chad Henne. The second-round pick out of Michigan was the heir apparent, but proved to be inconsistent and ineffective. Re-enter Pennington, who was named the starter for a Nov. 14, 2009 game against Tennessee. Pennington lasted two plays before injuring his shoulder again. Henne also was injured in that game, which the Dolphins won behind Tyler Thigpen. Pennington has yet to formally retire. Henne is now with Jacksonville. Thigpen is in Buffalo.
July 18, 2012