From today's Sun-Sentinel-
DAVIE -- Dolphins quarterback Daunte Culpepper missed a portion of Thursday's practice with a sore right shoulder, though the team has listed him as "probable" for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.First a bum knee and now a bum arm,(Which may have something to do with the former. In Baseball many pitchers have hurt their arms because of changes in their throwing due to leg, knee or hip problems. Why would football be any different with QBs?) and a 1-3 record makes Miami look increasingly foolish with every passing day for having traded a 2nd round pick to get Culpepper. I didn't like the trade from the get go. Now the question for the 2006 Dolphins has become-
The official definition of "probable" in NFL jargon is that there's a "virtual certainty that the player will be available for normal duty."
Backup quarterback Joey Harrington, who was acquired in the offseason as an insurance policy in case Culpepper's surgically repaired knee wasn't sufficiently healed to start the season, took the bulk of the practice snaps with the first team.
Dolphins coach Nick Saban, who reveals as little information about injured players as possible to avoid tipping off the opposition, neglected to mention at his media session Thursday afternoon that Culpepper missed some practice time.
Reached Thursday night, though, Saban said, "The guy had a sore shoulder [Wednesday] in practice. So when he came in today, I asked him how he felt, and we thought maybe not throwing it as much would be helpful to him So we decided to minimize his reps."
Culpepper was not available for comment.
Saban said the shoulder started bothering Culpepper during a game against the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 17.
Will this team better their 4-12 mark of 2004? Based on how the team is playing at present, I wouldn't count on it.
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