Dolphins declare Rosen starting QB for season
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.