SIDELINED: Dolphins RB Troy Stradford was placed on injured reserve with a torn hamstring and DB Bobby Harden was put on the practice squad.

The team also re-signed RB Tony Collins, who was released after the first game. . . .

The Vikings had only one QB, third-stringer Sean Salisbury, available for yesterday's practice. Starter Wade Wilson is out with a shoulder separation, backup Rich Gannon has the flu.

Also out with the flu were T Tim Irwin, DE Chris Doleman and P Harry Newsome.

THEY'RE BACK: The Bears' Neal Anderson will return for the regular season finale despite a cracked rib. The team also announced it has re-signed Brent Snyder as a third-string QB for the playoffs. . . .

QB Joe Montana, who aggravated a groin muscle injury before last week's loss to the Saints, has been given medical clearance to start Sunday for the 49ers against the Vikings.

Coach George Seifert said Montana would "start the game and play about a half, followed by Steve Young."

S Ronnie Lott, RB Roger Craig and NT Jim Burt are not expected to play Sunday but Seifert said he expects all three back for the playoffs. . . .

Packers QB Anthony Dilweg resumed practicing, wearing a brace on his left foot and declaring he could be ready to play against Denver Sunday for the first time since Dec. 16.

COMING AND GOING: RB Brent Fullwood, whom the Browns obtained from the Packers for a low draft pick, was put on waivers. The former Auburn star was with the Browns for 10 games and never carried the ball.

In the season's first five games, Fullwood gained 124 yards in 44 carries for Green Bay. Last season he gained 821 yards in 204 attempts. . . .

Seahawks signed rookie LB Richard Newbill off Vikings' practice squad.

GRAND FINALE: Scott Studwell, 36, the NFL's oldest starting MLB and the Vikings' all-time leading tackler, said he has no regrets as his final game for the Vikings approaches.

"It's the people you meet, the personalities, the friendships, the relationships you establish throughout the organization and the league," he said. "I think that's more important than anything else. That's what I'll remember the most."

HONORED: James Brooks of the Bengals, who rushed 20 times for 201 yards, was named the AFC's offensive player of the week.

Giants QB Jeff Hostetler won NFC honors. Bills LB Darryl Talley and Falcons DB Scott Case were the defensive winners.