DAVIE - The Dolphins are shaking up their offensive coaching staff for the second time this offseason.
Joel Collier is out as offensive coordinator for medical reasons and will be replaced by former Bucs assistant Chris Foerster, who was hired in February as tight ends coach.
Collier returns to his old position of running backs coach, which he held the past six seasons. Bernie Parmalee will move from running backs to tight ends coach.
Miami ranked 24th in total offense last season, but coach Dave Wannstedt said the shakeup won't adversely affect the team's improvement plans.
"The positive is that it is early enough in the season, in the spring, where we can make these adjustments and continue to move forward with what we've been working on offensively in the last three months," Wannstedt said.
Collier missed three days of minicamp workouts last week because of illness. Wannstedt said the situation isn't life-threatening. Collier wouldn't discuss specifics.
"I have a health issue that's kind of equated into a level of exhaustion," Collier said. "I'm struggling with that. ... I felt like it was in the best interest for all of us to taper me down."
EX-BILLS STAR ARRESTED: Former running back Thurman Thomas was arrested in Fairhope, Ala., and charged with marijuana possession, police said.
Thomas, in town to play in a charity golf tournament, was arrested at a hotel early Saturday. He had one partially smoked marijuana cigarette in his possession, Fairhope Police spokesman Cpl. Craig Sawyer said.
The former Bills running back did not immediately return a call from the Associated Press. His wife, Patti, said in a telephone interview that Thomas was "caught up in an uncomfortable situation with a couple of his buddies. ... He's not claiming any responsibility for it."
Sawyer said two hotel guests told an officer they saw Thomas with drugs.
Thomas was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor indicating the drug is for personal use. He was booked and released in time to play golf Saturday morning.
BRONCOS: Denver waived Steve Beuerlein to give the quarterback, 39, time to decide whether he wants to return for an 18th season. Beuerlein, Denver's No. 2 quarterback the past two seasons, is recovering from two operations on his throwing hand and contemplating retirement.
GIANTS: Quarterback Kurt Warner, a two-time NFL MVP who is expected to be released by the Rams after June 1, plans to meet with team officials today to discuss the possibility of signing for the 2004 season. Warner intends to speak with coach Tom Coughlin and general manager Ernie Accorsi to gauge the team's interest, and he is expected to take a physical.
JETS: Starting right tackle Kareem McKenzie re-signed.
PATRIOTS: President Bush is getting to enjoy his White House meetings with New England. "Congratulations for getting back here to the Rose Garden," Bush told the team. "My hope, of course, is that I'm back here again to see you next year." In February, New England won its second Super Bowl in three years.
VIKINGS: Linebacker Henri Crockett and fullback Charles Stackhouse, who saw significant playing time last season, were released.