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Pregame Notes: Dolphins Going Shorthanded; Other Notes

Posted Nov 11, 2012

No surprises this week among Dolphins inactives

For just the second time this season, the Miami Dolphins are taking the field with 52 active players instead of 53 so they only needed to declare six inactive.

Joining quarterback Pat Devlin are safety Anderson Russell, offensive tackle Will Yeatman, rookie tight end Michael Egnew, rookie wide receiver Rishard Matthews and tight end Jeron Mastrud. With veteran cornerback Richard Marshall placed on Injured Reserve earlier this week with a back injury, Nolan Carroll gets his fifth start.

The Titans are going with quarterback Rusty Smith, safety Al Afalava, linebacker Xavier Adibi, guard Kyle DeVan, offensive tackle Byron Stingily, wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins and defensive DaJohn Harris as their inactives.

TAKING CARE OF THE MILITARY

On this Veterans Day, the Dolphins are going above and beyond today and the rest of this month in honoring our armed forces for their service and sacrifices to keep our shores safe.

“On behalf of Steve Ross and the entire Miami Dolphins Organization we would like to honor and thank all the brave men and women who currently serve and those that have served our country,” said Dolphins CEO Mike Dee. “We join the NFL and Dolphins fan in saluting all our branches of the military and veterans everywhere who have sacrificed so much to protect this great country.”

Among the special events taking place today are a pregame enlistment, an Honor Guard form all five branches of the military, a US Coast Guard flyover, the national anthem being performed by Maneuver Center of Excellence Band from Fort Benning, Ga., over 500 current and former military personnel on the field and military “shout outs” from overseas in each quarter.

There also will be a family of four airmen and women running out of the tunnel with a flag signed by hundreds of troops currently stationed in Afghanistan, military-themed music throughout the game and for the Cheerleader end zone performance, a halftime performance by the Air Force Silent Drill Team and videos from Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders and alumni filmed on their recent visit to Afghanistan.

DOLPHINS TIDBITS

##Miami is introducing its offense prior to kickoff while Tennessee is introducing its entire team.

## It will be a quick turnaround for the team’s equipment staff at the conclusion of this game as the Dolphins travel to Buffalo on Wednesday for the Thursday night game at the Bills.

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