Dolphins coach Joe Philbin: Starter will be named by third preseason game

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Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore went 6-3 in his starts last season. (Marc Serota/Getty Images)

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The Miami Dolphins are far from settled in their quarterback battle, but new head coach Joe Philbin hopes someone will take control by the third preseason game, according to the Palm Beach Post.

“You’d love to have it done by after the second preseason game,” Philbin told ESPN's NFL32. “Your third preseason game is when your first unit is going to get the vast majority of the snaps in terms of their preseason allocation."

The Dolphins' third preseason is against the Atlanta Falcons on Aug. 24.

Matt Moore starting nine games last season, going 6-3, and the Dolphins drafted Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill with the eighth-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Veteran David Garrard, who did not play last season, was also brought in to compete for the job.