It is nearly three hours before kickoff today and I still cannot tell you 100 percent that Chad Henne will start for the Dolphins against the Oakland Raiders. The assumption is he will start.
[Update: Chad Henne starts, the Dolphins have confirmed.]
The Miami Herald's Jeff Darlington reported today that Henne took three times as many first-team snaps as Tyler Thigpen this week in practice. That is a strong and significant indication what is about to happen today. Expect Henne.
I told you earlier this week that Joe Berger would start at center today after missing last week's game with a knee injury and a "personal issue." He is indeed set to start today. He was on the field working with the first-team offensive line already.
There is a live blog today. It begins in the comments section below. I'll be there with you. And I will come back here for the lineup update and update on inactives prior to the game.
[Update: The Miami inactives are Brandon Marshall, Reshad Jones, Ike Alama-Francis, Matt Kopa, Eric Ghiaciuc, Mickey Shuler, Ryan Baker and Patrick Ramsey is the third QB.
The inactive status for Jones is strange because he started last week and has been playing well. He had a shin injury last week but practiced full on Friday. He is here on the trip.]