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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Report: Miami won't keep Chad Henne

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The Miami Dolphins will not offer former second-round pick Chad Henne a new contract when the quarterback reaches unrestricted free agency, league sources told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Tuesday.

Henne started the 2011 season as Miami's starter and was off to the best start of his career statistically until he separated his shoulder against the San Diego Chargers in Week 4. He threw for 868 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions for the Dolphins. Henne also had a 79.0 passer rating, which was a career high.

Henne eventually had season-ending surgery on the shoulder and newcomer Matt Moore played well, leading the Dolphins to six wins after taking over on a full-time basis.

Henne said in January that his shoulder was healing well and he wanted to remain with the Dolphins.

"I love being down here, and hopefully I get another opportunity," Henne said. "If not, I'll try my luck elsewhere. Obviously I want to be a starter, and I feel I can be in this league."

Miami hired former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin as head coach in January. Philbin replaced Tony Sparano, who was fired with three games left in the season and joined the New York Jets as offensive coordinator after the season.

Free agency begins March 13.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.