DAVIE, Fla. - Chad Pennington is replacing Chad Henne as the Miami Dolphins' starting quarterback.
Coach Tony Sparano made the announcement after practice Wednesday. The Dolphins (4-4) play host to Tennessee on Sunday, when Pennington will make his first start since he suffered a season-ending right shoulder injury in Week 3 last year.
Henne was considered a possible long-term solution at quarterback when he became the starter in his second NFL season last year. This year he has 10 interceptions, including three in Sunday's loss at Baltimore, and has led the offense to only 11 touchdowns.
Pennington helped the Dolphins reach the playoffs in 2008, when he threw for a career-best 3,653 yards and won the league's comeback player of the year award for the second time.