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Monday, August 16, 2010
Tony Sparano still sees Pat White at QB

By Tim Graham

Even with veteran Chad Pennington not getting a single snap Saturday night, the Miami Dolphins couldn't find the time to give quarterback Pat White any meaningful action.

Chad Henne started and Tyler Thigpen played almost three quarters' worth of their preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. One handoff and two kneeldowns to run out the clock was all the Dolphins asked White to do.

It's logical to assume the Dolphins have seen all they care to from White, a second-round draft choice last year.

But head coach Tony Sparano insisted Monday the Dolphins still view White as a quarterback and have no plans to use him at another position.

"I'm not getting any closer to wanting to trying him in any place other than the one he's in right now," Sparano said, according to Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero. "From my end, I've seen improvement in the last week -- clear improvement in the last week -- out of Pat throwing the football.

"So that part of it, I have no other agenda than to try to continue to develop that player as a quarterback on our team and see him make the same kind of improvement this week that he made last week."