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Another quick fix at QB for the Miami Dolphins?

According to the Sun-Sentinel, the Miami Dolphins may be interested in Kansas City QB Trent Green.

INDIANAPOLIS — As the Dolphins prepare to part ways with Joey Harrington, another veteran quarterback may be emerging on the team’s radar.

The Dolphins would have interest in acquiring Kansas City’s Trent Green if placed on the trading block by the Chiefs, a source said at the NFL Scouting Combine.

As of Tuesday, there were no indications Green is currently being dangled as trade bait by Kansas City. But should the Chiefs decide to head in a different direction at quarterback, the source said the Dolphins would entertain the possibility of trying to swing a deal.

The odds of such a scenario unfolding increased Tuesday with Kansas City re-signing quarterback Damon Huard to a three-year contract that FOX Sports reported is worth $7.5 million.

A Dolphins backup from 1997 to 2000, Huard posted a 5-3 record as a starter in 2006 while Green was sidelined with a serious concussion suffered in the season-opener against Cincinnati. When he returned to the starting lineup, Green struggled while playing in a new offense under first-year head coach Herman Edwards.

Although he became one of the AFC’s top quarterbacks after his arrival in Kansas City in 2001, two other factors that may prompt the Chiefs to consider moving Green are his age – the 13-year veteran turns 37 in July — and contract. The Kansas City Star reported Tuesday that the Chiefs are expected to ask Green to take a pay cut from his current 2007 base salary of $7.2 million.

Trade for a 37-year-old QB? Why don’t Miami just see if Steve DeBerg or Jeff George can come out of retirement? Better idea, lets get Dan Marino to come back. He’s lost all that weight because of that diet plan. (Sarcastic laughter time)

After their expereiences with Daunte Culpepper, Joey Harrington, and AJ Feeley, you’d think Miami wouldn’t be looking for another quick fix at QB. At Green’s age, Miami will get 1-2 years at most. On the other hand a draft pick if used smartly, could get a player with long-term value. I rather take the gamble on the later, Miami needs too much help to be trading draft picks.

So will Coach Cameron make the same mistake as his predecessors? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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