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Pennington wants Fins no-trade clause

3/5/2010

A source told Palm Beach Post reporter Edgar Thompson that quarterback Chad Pennington would re-sign with the Miami Dolphins, "barring something crazy."

PenningtonPenningtonESPN's Chris Mortensen has learned contract talks have hit a snag that could jeopardize Pennington's return.

Mortensen, citing multiple sources, notes Pennington was on the verge of signing a one-year deal worth $2.5 million, but pen hasn't scratched paper because the Dolphins are balking at Pennington's request for a no-trade clause.

Pennington wants the clause because he would be the fourth quarterback on Miami's depth chart and doesn't want to be the odd man out.

He would be Chad Henne's backup, but the Dolphins also have reserves Tyler Thigpen and Pat White, a second-round draft choice last year.