Camp Countdown: Quarterbacks

QB Chad Pennington

Training Camp 2010 is scheduled to begin with the first practice on the afternoon of July 30, and it figures to be an intriguing summer for the Dolphins. We take a look at the Dolphins heading into camp by breaking down the team by position with an analysis of the biggest issue at each spot and a projection of the roster battles. This installment looks at the quarterbacks.

QUARTERBACKS

On the roster: Chad Henne, Chad Pennington, Tyler Thigpen, Pat White

Number likely to be kept: 3

On the 2009 opening-day roster: Chad Pennington, Chad Henne, Pat White

The big training camp question: How will the snaps be divided up in training camp and the preseason.

Analysis: The Dolphins have fabulous depth at this position after Henne showed last year he should become a quality NFL player, with Pennington re-signing to provide a top-notch backup, and with Thigpen starting his first full season with the Dolphins. White is the wild card in the equation because the Dolphins certainly wants to see progress with him and aren't likely to give up on him anytime soon. It's been suggested that Pennington could begin the season on PUP to give him more time to recover from shoulder surgery, but he threw well enough -- even though it was limited -- in the offseason to suggest he'll be ready to go by Sept. 12. The Dolphins generally don't like to keep four quarterbacks, but don't be surprised to see them make an exception here.

Who will make the team: Henne, Pennington, Thigpen, White

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