Rookie Ryan Tannehill wins Dolphins starting quarterback job

Miami's Ryan Tannehill will be the first rookie to open the season as the Dolphins starting QB.

DAVIE, Fla. — With his NFL debut still more than two weeks away, Ryan Tannehill can already boast of an achievement unprecedented among Miami Dolphins quarterbacks: He won a starting job in his first training camp.


New coach Joe Philbin gave Tannehill the job Monday, meaning the Dolphins will have a rookie QB start a season opener for the first time when they play at Houston on Sept. 9.

Tannehill beat out Matt Moore, who started the final 12 games last year.


FALCONS: Lost backup offensive tackle Will Svitek to a season-ending right arm injury.

Coach Mike Smith said Svitek suffered the injury in Sunday’s practice.


CHIEFS: The NFL has suspended Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali for the season-opener against Atlanta for violating its policy on substance abuse.

Hali had 14½ sacks two years ago and 12 last season.


TITANS: Picked Jake Locker as their starter over veteran Matt Hasselbeck, choosing to wait no further to play the quarterback they drafted in 2011 for their future.


COWBOYS: Receiver Dez Bryant will be treated for tendinitis in his right knee after an MRI revealed no tear to a ligament or tendon.

Bryant injured his knee during a joint practice Monday with San Diego. No timetable has been set for his return to practice.


COLTS: Receiver Austin Collie said he “felt good” after being diagnosed with yet another concussion, and he could return this week.


SEAU: No alcohol or illegal drugs were found in Junior Seau’s system when he shot and killed himself at his home in May, authorities said.

The full autopsy results were released by the San Diego County medical examiner’s office in a 16-page report for the former NFL linebacker who was found by his girlfriend with a single gunshot wound to his chest.


GIANTS: While they understand the public’s concern over what might be perceived as an apparent hazing incident involving Prince Amukamara, several New York Giants insist that throwing the second-year cornerback into a tub of ice water was a football tradition and not bullying.



In Foxborough, Mass., X-rays on Michael Vick’s ribs were negative after he was knocked out in the first quarter of Philadelphia’s preseason win over New England on Monday night.

Vick was leveled by New England Patriots linebacker Jermaine Cunningham after heaving a deep pass. Vick walked to the sideline under his own power.



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