Dolphins LB Burnett inactive

Miami Dolphins starting linebacker Kevin Burnett was a late

scratch for Friday night’s preseason opener against Tampa Bay.

Burnett took part in warmups but didn’t return with his

teammates for the start of the game. Gary Guyton started in his

place.

The Dolphins already were without quarterback David Garrard, who

will have knee surgery, his agent confirmed Friday. Among the other

scratches for Miami were wide receivers Brian Hartline (leg) and

Clyde Gates (leg).