MIAMI (AP) - Jay Fiedler will replace A.J. Feeley at quarterback and start for the winless Miami Dolphins against the New York Jets on Sunday, a team source told The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity.
That's not the only lineup change: The Dolphins placed running back Lamar Gordon on injured reserve with a dislocated shoulder, meaning he's out for the season.
Feeley has thrown two touchdown passes and five interceptions since supplanting Fiedler at halftime of the Dolphins' opener. Miami is 0-3 for the first time since 1969, and last in the NFL in scoring with 23 points.
Fiedler will rejoin a lineup that has endured weekly shakeups. Both quarterbacks have operated behind a patchwork line, and with the loss of Gordon, the Dolphins are on their fifth running back since July, when Ricky Williams retired.
Running back Leonard Henry, a third-year pro who made his NFL debut Sunday, is expected to start against the Jets (2-0).
Fiedler, a starter the past four seasons, is more experienced and more mobile than Feeley. But Fiedler lost his job by throwing two interceptions in the first half of the opener against Tennessee.
After that game, coach Dave Wannstedt said he would go week to week regarding a starting quarterback.
Feeley, a former Philadelphia backup acquired in a trade in March, is 55-of-97 for 523 yards this season. In Sunday's 13-3 loss to Pittsburgh, he threw two interceptions, lost a fumble on a sack and drew criticism from Wannstedt for failing to convert a sneak with 2 inches needed on fourth down.
"A.J.'s young," Wannstedt said Monday. "Every game is a new adventure for him. It's a learning process."