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Dolphins trade McCown to Carolina

     So much for keeping four quarterbacks, which never seemed likely. Josh McCown is going, going, gone -- according to various media reports early this evening -- and leaving Chad Now, Chad Tomorrow and John Beck as the Dolphins' three QBs.

     The Panthers have confimed the trade, which is for the proverbial "late-round draft pick" in 2009. The Dolphins confirmed the trade in a one-sentence press release issued at 7 p.m.

     That McCown was odd-man out seemed pretty obvious when Beck was the third QB in both of the last two exhibitions. It indicates to me a fairly admirable willingness of the new regime to not be prejudiced against players who bear the stamp of the previous administration.

     I think the Dolphins are pretty solid with Pennington/Henne 1-2. The big question is what the plan for Henne is in terms of playing this season. Also wondering about Beck's long-term future here if Henne proves as good as he's seemed at times in the preseason.