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Four LBs visit Fins; Rosenberg fired; Cam Wake AWOL

Quick notes:

 

### WQAM fired Sid Rosenberg on Tuesday afternoon after his recent DUI arrest. Former UM defensive lineman Dan Sileo, who has worked in Tampa and Orlando, will replace him from 3 to 7 p.m. weekdays. See our new post, on the left, side for more details.

### For news on four free agents who visited Dolphins camp Tuesday, please scroll to the "DOLPHINS TUESDAY UPDATE" below.

### Jorge Sedano, 790 The Ticket's morning host since 2009, left the station on Tuesday to concentrate on his daily sports fantasy show on CBSSports.com. An industry source said that program might move to cable's CBS Sports Network.

"At this stage of my career, I need to focus on the TV side," Sedano said, noting that the station produced its highest morning show ratings ever during his tenure.

Sedano, 34, has been at 790 since 2007 and morning host since May of 2009. He will continue his association with WFOR-CBS 4, where he's the freelance No. 3 sportscaster.

Brandon Guzio will replace Sedano on an interim basis, effective immediately.  Station program director Tod Castleberry said there are "a tremendous number of candidates" to replace Sedano but the station won't rush a decision and he doesn't know if he will hire one host or two. 

### Dolphins linebacker Cam Wake skipped the start of the team's voluntary offseason program on Tuesday in an attempt to pressure the Dolphins to do something with his contract, according to a source.

Wake is due to earn $615,000 next season in the final year of his contract - a salary which ranks 30th on the team. Wake, who has 32 sacks in three seasons, has been told several times that the team would address his contractual situation, but nothing has happened, and Wake's camp hopes this move applies pressure on Miami to act.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has said the team wants to keep Wake longterm.

### WQAM on Monday suspended afternoon drive host Sid Rosenberg for a week following his arrest last week on charges of DUI and driving with a suspended license.

The station permitted Rosenberg to go back on the air Friday after he spent much of Thursday in jail. But on Monday, the station decided to suspend him for the week while investigating the matter further, general manager Joe Bell said.

The station did not definitively say that he will return to the air after this week, though that's quite possible. A decision on his longterm status has not been made but will be made by the end of the week, Bell said. Bell denied an Internet report that Rosenberg has been fired.

Bell declined to comment further on Rosenberg's future or whether Rosenberg might receive treatment for his issues.

Rosenberg was arrested early Thursday morning in Hollywood. According to officer Jon Cooke, police found him “laying on the ground behind his vehicle in the fetal position with his fingers in his mouth. He appeared to be attempting to induce himself to vomit…. I noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from his mouth. His speech was extremely slurred and he was crying.”

Rosenberg has spoken in the past of his battles with addictions, including alcohol, drugs and gambling. He did not respond to a request for comment.

Steve White was expected to fill in on Monday. Channing Crowder is an interesting option as a fill-in, but he has been busy preparing for a return to the NFL, according to the station.

TUESDAY DOLPHINS UPDATE

### The Dolphins confirmed our report from the past several days that linebackers Gary Guyton, Bryan Kehl and Quentin Groves visited on Tuesday. Also visiting: linebacker Jonathan Goff.

Goff started at middle linebacker for the Giants in 2010 and had 80 tackles and a sack. But he missed last season when he tore an ACL prior to the regular season opener. Goff, a former fifth-round pick out of Vanderbilt, has been with the Giants all four seasons.

Guyton started 30 games for the Patriots over the past three seasons and had 47 tackles last year.

Kehl played two seasons (plus one game in 2010) for the Giants and then spent most of 2010 and all of 2011 with the Rams. He had 15 tackles as a backup last season and has started five games in four NFL seasons.

Kehl, a former fourth-round pick out of BYU, and Guyton, who went undrafted out of Georgia Tech, can play both inside and outside linebacker.

Groves started 12 games for the Raiders in 2010, three last season. He had 26 sacks at Auburn but 2.5 in four NFL seasons.

The Dolphins are looking for another linebacker to both provide depth and potentially compete with Koa Misi to start. Former Dolphins Backup linebacker Marvin Mitchell signed with Minnesota on Tuesday.

### Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler arrived in Miami on Monday and will visit with the Dolphins on Tuesday. He's a potential late-second or early-third-round draft choice. 

### Dwyane Wade, who missed Sunday’s win against Detroit, with an ankle injury said he expects to play Tuesday against Boston. He said both of his ankles are hurting.

### Chris Bosh had this explanation for the Heat’s 10-1 record without Wade this season: “The urgency goes up a lot more when you don’t have Dwyane in there. We know the responsibility is higher.”

Bosh then admitted the challenge is playing with the same urgency with Wade playing. “That’s the last frontier for us,” he said. “To win a title, that’s the level we’re going to have to play at.”

### Erik Spoelstra said LeBron James will defend at least four positions Tuesday against Boston. He did not disclose whether Terrel Harris or James Jones would continue to get minutes when Wade returns. Harris was playing before Wade’s injury; Jones was not playing but scored 18 points in his absence Sunday.

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