Friday, October 24, 2003
Fiedler held out of practice, but no QB starter named yet
DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Fiedler was
held out of practice with a knee injury Friday, increasing the
chance that Brian Griese will make his first start for the team
Monday night at San Diego.
Coach Dave Wannstedt said Fiedler's left knee was sore and
doctors advised him to rest.
Wannstedt has said all week that he will announce a starting
quarterback Monday before the game.
"Nothing has changed as far as a decision," Wannstedt said
Griese, signed from Denver in June, has not played in a game
since the preseason and missed six weeks after injuring a toe in an
exhibition game against Atlanta in August.
Also, defensive tackle Larry Chester returned to practice after
being away from the team for two days. He was excused for personal
"My wife wasn't feeling up to par," Chester said. "She's
feeling better now, so I'm feeling better."
Chester is also listed as questionable for Monday night's game.
He hurt his shoulder in the Dolphins' 19-13 overtime loss to New
England on Sunday, but said he expects to play against the
Chester has started the first six games and has 26 tackles and
one fumble recovery.