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Sage Rosenfels could spin back to Houston

Dwight Freeney, Raheem Brock, Sage Rosenfels

Houston Texans quarterback Sage Rosenfels (18) flies over Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) after being hit by Raheem Brock (79) during the fourth quarter of a football game Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 in Houston. Rosenfels fumbled the ball and the Colts returned the fumble for a touchdown. The Colts beat the Texans 31-27. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)


Sage Rosenfels is currently on the reserve/non-football injury list on the Dolphins roster.

It sounds like he may not be there for long.

A reader asked SI’s Peter King on Twitter Monday about a report on a Houston radio station that the Dolphins will release Rosenfels, so that he can sign with the Texans.

King says that report is true.

Rosenfels was sidelined by a mysterious blood infection in August while he was a member of the Giants. He was later released and joined the Dolphins in early October, but only lasted three weeks until the same problem occurred again.

Rosenfels started 10 games over three seasons in Houston, with his famous Rosencopter play against the Colts standing out as a lowlight. But Rosenfels went 6-4 in those starts and averaged 7.5 yards-per-attempt, which indicates he knows Gary Kubiak’s offense well.

There could be a couple of issues here getting in Houston’s way. First, Rosenfels would be subject to waivers after he was released. A team like the Titans, for instance, could block the move by putting in a claim for Rosenfels.

The Dolphins would also have to be willing to play ball. They don’t have to release Rosenfels just because he wants it. Tampering issues could also be at play; Rosenfels is on Miami’s roster and any communication with the Texans at this stage would be against league policy.

Rosenfels was supposedly unable to play football for Miami, so they could choose to hold him to that if they wanted.