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Sunday, October 19, 2008
Miami's $6 million man inactive again


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

MIAMI -- Seven weeks into the season, the Miami Dolphins still are looking for receivers they feel comfortable with.

Ernest Wilford and Derek Hagan are healthy scratches again.

Wilford has been inactive for three games this season, including the season opener. The Dolphins signed Wilford to a four-year, $13 million contract with $6 million in guarantees. He has one catch.

Hagan, a third-round draft choice, has been inactive three straight weeks after playing the first 35 games of his NFL career. Hagan has three catches for 51 yards.

Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano this week lauded the recent development of waiver-wire acquisition Brandon London, who will play his fourth game but has yet to make his first NFL catch. London is 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds.

"He's getting a whole lot better fast," Sparano said. " He's very athletic at the position, a long guy that gets on you pretty fast when he runs his routes."

London, undrafted last year out of Massachusetts, spent his rookie season on the New York Giants practice squad.