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Dolphins Vs. Panthers: Ryan Tannehill To Start At Quarterback, According To Report

The Miami Dolphins will get their first look at rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill for the first time against a first-team defense. News broke early Friday that Tannehill will start at quarterback for the Miami Dolphins against the Carolina Panthers on Friday, according to a report broadcaster Dick Stockton.

Broadcaster Dick Stockton, who is calling tonight's game in Charlotte (7:30 p.m., CBS-4, Channel 34 West Palm Beach), said this morning on 790 The Ticket that Tannehill will, in fact, start against the Panthers. Veteran Matt Moore will serve as the backup and likely enter the game in the third quarter.

In Tannehill's Dolphins debut last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he went 14-of-21 passing for 167 yards and a touchdown. That was mainly against reserves in the second half of the game but, with David Garrard's injury, Tannehill will be elevated to the starting job much quicker than most expected.

The Dolphins game against the Panthers is set for an 8 p.m. start from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Check your local listings for the television and radio broadcasts in your area.

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