Quarterback Chad Henne will be an unrestricted free agent in March and the 2008 second-round pick out of Michigan is unlikely to return to the Miami Dolphins in 2012, Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Henne suffered a season-ending injury to his non-throwing shoulder last season, which opened the door for Matt Moore to start the final 12 games. Moore completed 60.5 percent of 347 pass attempts for 2,497 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions for passer rating of 87.1.
Moore is signed through 2012 at a bargain price of $2.75 million in base salary and the Dolphins are expected to pursue a quarterback in free agency or the 2012 NFL Draft. Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin was the Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator and the club could have interest in Packers quarterback Matt Flynn, who could be an unrestricted free agent in March.
Henne, 26, started 31 of his 36 games with the Dolphins, completing 60.7 percent of 1,065 attempts for 7,114 yards with 31 touchdowns and 37 interceptions.
"Chad has done what we've asked him to do. I like Chad personally very well. He's very smart. Very intelligent. Very tough. A football guy. He loves being around the game and is a very good teammate," Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said at last month's Senior Bowl. "But this football team didn't win enough games when he was quarterback here. But that doesn't mean he did everything wrong, or right."