Chad Henne has been benched

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Sparano benches Henne
Posted by Mike Florio on November 10, 2010 1:20 PM ET
Shortly after noon ET, we shared with you rumors from the Dolphins locker room that quarterback Chad Henne could be benched for quarterback Chad Pennington.

And it's happened.

Per multiple reports, Sparano made the disclosure at a Wednesday press conference. As a result, Pennington is the new starter.

"This is not an indictment on Chad Henne, not an indictment on his future," Sparano said, via Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "At this particular time this is something I feel I need to do."

Sparano said that Henne "was disappointed, as I would expect, but a tremendous professional."

It had been suggested that Pennington would provide a bridge to Tyler Thigpen. It sounds like Henne will still have a chance to become the starter again.

Until then, Henne becomes the latest second-round pick that the Dolphins have wasted in an attempt to find the next Dan Marino. From A.J. Feeley to Daunte Culpepper to John Beck to Chad Henne to Pat White, the Dolphins have swung and missed on five second-round selection, via trading or using the picks.