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Wednesday afternoon news nuggets

Well, that didn't take long.

Waived on Tuesday by the Dolphins, offensive guard Shawn Murphy seems to be heading to Tampa Bay. The Bucs claimed Murphy off waivers and the only way they won't get him is if Washington, ahead of Tampa in line for waiver claims, also claimed Murphy.

It is not yet known if Washington also put in a waiver claim."Looks like he's going up the road and still not paying state taxes," quipped Derrick Fox, Murphy's agent. "Tampa should be a good fit for Shawn."

Fox said Murphy expects to be used as a guard and center in Tampa.

 [Update: Washington did not claim Murphy so he's a Buc and he'll be facing his old team Nov. 15].

Coach Tony Sparano said he "wasn't proud," that Miami had to let Murphy go.

“Let me start by saying this: anytime you bring a young player in like that, like Murph, an offensive lineman, and you draft him in the fourth round, you, the head coach, has a responsibility to try to develop this guy the best you can," Sparano said. "I’m not proud of the fact that we had to let Murph go.

"At the same time, we have to look at our football team and we kind of have to see what the best situation for the Miami Dolphins is right now, and I think that one of the best things that we could do was, seeing the progress that Murph had made, and knowing where he was right now, and seeing some of the other people that I had running around out there right now, and seeing where they were, led me to think that a tackle in the building would be a pretty good thing for us right now. And Lydon [Murtha] is a guy that we did in the draft, we spent good time with, and had really good background on.”


The first injury report of the week as Miami prepares for New Orleans offers good news for Miami.

The Dolphins have no one on their report. The entire team practiced Wednesday and did so full, meaning no one was limited to certain drills. Joey Porter (hamstring) and Channing Crowder (ankle), who missed time last week, are apparently 100 percent.

The Saints are another story.

Linebacker Scott Fujita (calf) did not practice. LB Jonathan Casillas (hip), CB Malcolm Jenkins (ankle), TE Jeremy Shockey (shoulder), CB Leigh Torrence (hamstring), and P Thomas Morstead (right ankle) were all limited in practice Wednesday.