Dol­phins de­clare Rosen start­ing QB for season

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Mi­ami Dol­phins quar­ter­back Josh Rosen will be the team’s starter for the rest of the 2019 season.

Head coach Brian Flo­res said Wed­nes­day he plans to ride with Rosen, 22, pro­vided he’s healthy.

“I like where Josh is,” Flo­res said. “And hope­fully he just con­tin­ues to im­prove.

“It’s set­tled. I like where Josh is. I think he’s im­prov­ing on a week-to-week ba­sis. I think he’s a young, tal­ented player. I think he needs to get in there and de­velop and get reps and just im­prove.”

A first-round pick of the Ari­zona Cardinals last season, the Dol­phins ac­quired Rosen in April.

Rosen started the past two games, re­plac­ing Ryan Fitz­patrick for the Week 3 game at Dal­las, and has 35 to­tal com­ple­tions. He has been sacked seven times with one touch­down and one in­ter­cep­tion.

The Dol­phins (0-4) play the win­less Wash­ing­ton Red­skins (0-5) on Sun­day, the first of a stretch of three games in four weeks against teams with one or zero vic­to­ries this season. Mi­ami plays at 1-4 Pitts­burgh on Oct. 28 and hosts the 0-4 Jets on Nov. 3.

RU­DOLPH Back Prac­tis­ing

Pitts­burgh Steel­ers quar­ter­back Ma­son Ru­dolph re­turned to prac­tice on Wed­nes­day af­ter suf­fer­ing a con­cus­sion in Sun­day’s game.

Ru­dolph re­mains in the league’s con­cus­sion pro­to­col, but was in hel­met and pads for prac­tice.

Reports in­di­cate that Ru­dolph will likely not play for Pitts­burgh (1-4) when it plays the Los An­ge­les Charg­ers (2-3) this Sun­day.

Ru­dolph ap­peared to be knocked un­con­scious when he was hit by Bal­ti­more safety Earl Thomas in Pitts­burgh’s over­time loss to the Ravens on Sun­day, and needed as­sis­tance from train­ers and team­mates while walk­ing off the field.

Ram­sey healthy again

Jack­sonville Jaguars cor­ner­back Jalen Ram­sey re­turned to prac­tice Wed­nes­day af­ter miss­ing two games with a back in­jury.

Ram­sey was of­fi­cially listed as a lim­ited par­tic­i­pant in his first prac­tice in 21 days. Ram­sey vis­ited a back spe­cial­ist in Hous­ton on Mon­day but the team did not up­date his sta­tus.

Ram­sey sparked an on­go­ing dis­trac­tion with the team by de­mand­ing a trade in the af­ter­math of a side­line con­fronta­tion with head coach Doug Mar­rone. Me­dia leaked Ram­sey’s re­quest, which he said pub­licly had to have come from the team. Ram­sey claimed he and his agent agreed to keep the trade re­quest pri­vate.

Owner Shad Khan has said the Jaguars would pre­fer to sign the 24-year-old All-pro de­fen­sive back, not trade him.

JETS Te hern­don hurt­ing

New York Jets tight end Chris Hern­don is nurs­ing a ham­string in­jury and is not ex­pected to make his season de­but this week­end against the Dal­las Cow­boys, coach Adam Gase an­nounced.

Hern­don, who served a season-open­ing four-game sus­pen­sion for vi­o­lat­ing the NFL’S sub­stance-abuse pol­icy, re­port­edly in­jured his ham­string while run­ning routes on his own Fri­day.

“I feel bad for him be­cause he’s been wait­ing to get back. ... I know the guys were look­ing for­ward to get­ting him back, too,” Gase said, per ESPN.

Hern­don had 39 catches for 502 yards and four touch­downs while play­ing in all 16 games dur­ing his rookie season af­ter be­ing se­lected by the Jets in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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