...But Dolphins coach isn't talking

Updated: November 21, 2003, 3:34 PM ET
Associated Press

DAVIE, Fla. -- Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt has decided on a starting quarterback for Sunday's game against Washington, but he won't say if it's Brian Griese or Jay Fiedler.

Jay Fiedler

Brian Griese

"There's no reason to talk about it," Wannstedt said Friday. "Why make a public decision if you don't have to?"

Fiedler, who rejoined team drills this week, has been sidelined since spraining his left knee Oct. 19. The Dolphins are 2-2 with Griese as the starter.

Last week, when Miami was preparing to play Baltimore, the Ravens let slip that Anthony Wright would start at quarterback rather than Chris Redman. That information was a big help to the Dolphins, Wannstedt said.

There's a good chance receiver Oronde Gadsden will play, Wannstedt said. Gadsden, who signed Wednesday, has been hampered by injuries the past two years and hasn't played since Oct. 13, 2002.

Guard Jamie Nails (left ankle) will be inactive and Seth McKinney will start for him. Guard Todd Perry (right elbow) returned the practice and is expected to start.

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