by Ben Volin http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/thedaily ... -new-york/
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Dolphins right tackle Vernon Carey has started every Dolphins game since Oct. 16, 2005, but Carey’s Ironman streak of 87 consecutive starts will come to an end this Sunday against the Jets.
Carey, the Dolphins’ 2004 first-round pick, did not make the trip to New York and will not play because of a knee injury suffered in last Sunday’s loss to Cleveland. Lydon Murtha, a 2009 seventh-round pick for the Lions who was picked up by Miami last year, will likely earn the start at right tackle, while Pat McQuistan will start again at right guard. Rookie John Jerry will be the backup at both positions.
Carey was not the only Dolphin not to make the flight. Receiver Brian Hartline, who injured his finger last Sunday against Cleveland, also was left home in Miami, and will miss his first game this season. Rookies Marlon Moore and Roberto Wallace, who have filled in for Brandon Marshall the past two games, will now fill in for Hartline.