Rookie QB to Start for Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) _ The winless Miami Dolphins have decided to find out whether rookie John Beck is their quarterback of the future.

Beck will make his NFL debut when he starts Sunday at Philadelphia, replacing Cleo Lemon with the first team. A person familiar with the conversation says Coach Cam Cameron told the quarterbacks of the change this morning.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Cameron plans to wait until after practice to announce his decision to the media.

Beck, a second-round draft pick out of Brigham Young, will become the 12th quarterback to start for the Dolphins since Dan Marino retired following the 1999 season. He'll be the third starter at QB this season for winless Miami, following Trent Green and Lemon.

The Dolphins are only the seventh team to start 0-9 since 1990.


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