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Miami’s Spielman Might Not Keep Job

From Times Wire Reports

The future of Miami Dolphin General Manager Rick Spielman might be less secure than he has suggested.

President Eddie Jones said Thursday the makeup of the front office will depend on who’s hired by owner Wayne Huizenga after Dave Wannstedt’s resignation as coach Tuesday.

Jones’ comments came after Spielman said he received assurances from Huizenga that he’ll remain general manager next season.

The Dolphins have begun their search for a coach. They will also hire a new president because Jones plans to retire next spring.

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Kurt Warner has been losing his grasp on the football and he may lose his grasp on the starting job.

The New York Giant quarterback has fumbled 12 times, losing four. His two fumbles in Sunday’s loss to Chicago were compounded by two interceptions.

Although Coach Tom Coughlin says Warner remains his starter, speculation is growing that rookie Eli Manning may soon replace Warner.

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“I’ve thought about [changing quarterbacks], but it’s not something I think about every day,” Coughlin said.

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San Francisco could be without its top four cornerbacks for Sunday’s game against Carolina.

Shawntae Spencer (sprained left ankle) and Jimmy Williams (hairline fracture of a small toe) might be able to play.

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Spencer replaced right cornerback Mike Rumph, who broke his right arm in October and will miss the remainder of the season. Williams has started in place of Ahmed Plummer, who has a bulging disk in his neck that could keep him out several more weeks.

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Quincy Carter will start at quarterback for the New York Jets on Sunday against Baltimore. Chad Pennington suffered a strained rotator cuff in his right shoulder last Sunday against Buffalo.... Baltimore tight end Todd Heap (sprained right knee) should return no later than three weeks from now, Coach Brian Billick said.

Chicago quarterback Craig Krenzel, who has been slowed because of bruised ribs, practiced and is set to start Sunday against Tennessee. The Bears remain hopeful that running back Thomas Jones, who injured a toe two games ago, will be able to play. Anthony Thomas will start if Jones can’t go.... Tennessee quarterback Steve McNair (bruised chest) took part in a seven-on-seven drill, but Coach Jeff Fisher is hoping the quarterback can do more work today. Running back Chris Brown (injury to left big toe) didn’t practice, but Fisher is optimistic Brown will practice today.

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A day after being upgraded to doubtful, Minnesota receiver Randy Moss has been listed as out for Sunday’s game against Green Bay because of a right hamstring injury.... Buffalo cornerback Troy Vincent (injured right knee), who all but ruled himself out of Sunday’s game against New England, hinted that when he does return to play, it will be at safety. The potential position move is something that Vincent said he discussed with the team before signing last spring.


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