We got the live blog roaring to life as we get closer to kickoff. Meet me in the comments section for that.
The inactives today for Miami are Tyler Thigpen at the No. 3 QB, Kory Sheets, Evan Oglesby, Andrew Hartline, Andrew Gardner, Lionel Dotson, Ikaika Alama-Francis, and Patrick Turner.
Yup, Patrick Turner is again inactive.
Ted Ginn Jr. starts as do Joe Berger at center for Jake Grove and Nate Garner at guard for Donald Thomas.
Having said that, I have to address a story that is elsewhere in The Herald website -- that of having Andre Johnson join the Dolphins.
Um, he's signed through 2014 with the Texans. He's the best wide receiver in the NFL. The Texans are in the business of keeping great players, not giving them away. He was the No. 3 overall pick when he was selected in the first round.
He's not the kind of player to make a stink about being traded.
He is not going to be coming to the Dolphins anytime soon. Not next year. Not the year after. So please forget it. It's not happening.
It is happy speculative fodder. But it is not happening, not only because Houston won't do it, but because the Dolphins would never pay the draft day price it would take to pry Johnson away from Houston -- which I would imagine would be multiple first-round picks, plus other considerations.
So can we move on?
About today, the Dolphins must be more concerned with covering Johnson than acquiring Johnson. It will be a test for Miami's young corners, as I wrote earlier this week.