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NT Paul Soliai suspended by Miami Dolphins

Paul Soliai's days with the Miami Dolphins seem numbered.

Soliai is out of Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams because he has been suspended by the team. The team declined further comment on the matter.

Look for Randy Starks to get snaps at nose tackle when starter Jason Ferguson needs a rest.

It is the second time this season Soliai will miss a game for disciplinary reasons. Given Bill Parcells' patience, or lack of it, for players who spend more time contributing to the team's fine treasury than to the team's tackle totals, I would say to you Soliai shouldn't consider himself secure in Miami.

Soliai has a grand total of two tackles this season. That is not a misprint. Two. He has not collected a tackle in six weeks, including the week he was made inactive against Baltimore for disciplinary reasons.

Last year Soliai suffered from immaturity, a lack of work ethic and some lapses in desire but he got a new lease on life when Parcells was hired and he hired Jeff Ireland and Tony Sparano. Now the new regime seems to understand what the old regime saw.