Dolphins' Tannehill out again, eyeing Week 12 return
With the Dolphins taking their bye in Week 11, Gase said the goal is to have Tannehill, who has battled weakness and discomfort in his right (throwing) shoulder, ready for a Week 12 trip to the Indianapolis Colts.
"We haven't had the jump that he was looking for, so that's why we're kind of taking a step back," Gase told reporters. "We have time now, now that we made the decision of him not playing this week."
Tannehill has taken part in individual drills at practice without throwing, instead going through a throwing motion without a ball. Asked if the quarterback has made significant progress since he was first ruled out before an Oct. 14 game against the Chicago Bears, Gase said he was unsure.
"It's hard for me to say, because I think [Tannehill is] tired of me asking him," Gase said. "So I just quit asking him. I just know they'll come to me if they feel like he's had a big improvement."
Brock Osweiler will make his fifth consecutive start. He's thrown for 1,034 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions in five games. The Dolphins have gone 2-2 in Tannehill's absence to sit at 5-4, a half-game out of the AFC's second wild-card spot.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins were fined $30,000 and Gase fined $15,000 for violating the NFL's injury-report policy, the NFL announced.
According to multiple reports, the league's inquiry was centered around Tannehill being listed as questionable for the Week 6 game against Chicago, but the team was cleared on that count. The fines instead stem from Tannehill being listed as a full participant during the Thursday practice before that game, when he had actually missed some reps of the session.
"We have been fully cooperative and transparent with the NFL throughout this process," the Dolphins said in a statement. "We received the penalties imposed and will have no further comment."
Elsewhere, starting offensive tackles Laremy Tunsil and Ja'Wuan James each took part in individual drills on Wednesday after leaving Sunday's game against the New York Jets with knee injuries.
Gase was noncommittal on their statuses for Sunday's game, noting that neither player was able to do much in team drills.
--Field Level Media
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