The Dolphins called the agent for Pete Kendall -- who started 16 games for Washington in 2008 -- to see if he wants to keep playing at 36 (he does), and will consider him if help is needed at guard before or during the season.
• One NFL friend of Bill Parcells said because of Miami's brutal schedule, Parcells privately has cautioned against too high expectations. Miami's opponents had the NFL's highest winning percentage last season. ``Have you seen their schedule?'' another friend, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, said after speaking with Parcells. ``They can be better than last year and fighting hard for wins.''
• The state attorney's office on Tuesday reduced charges against Dolphins defensive lineman Randy Starks from aggravated battery (a felony) to culpable negligence (a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by no more than 60 days in jail), attorney Ed O'Donnell said. No trial date was set. Starks has denied veering his slow-moving truck into an officer on Ocean Drive during Memorial Day weekend.