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Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill Suffered Ankle Injury in Sunday’s Win; Should Be Able to Play Vs Vikings

Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered an ankle injury in Miami’s wild stunning last play victory over the Patriots on Sunday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

The quarterback, who has been crushed a good part of his career with injuries,should be able to go against the Vikings Sunday, and did take part in the club’s practice according to coach Adam Gase.

Rapoport indicates Tannehill could be limited against against the Vikings. The Dolphins have to win out and likely get some help in order to reach the postseason.

Dolphins WR Kenny Stills Not Happy with Lack of Usage in Teams’ Passing Game

Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills is frustrated with his lack of usage during games according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.

The 26-year-old speedster has just six catches in five games since Ryan Tannehill was injured in Week 5. “I couldn’t tell you exactly why I’m not getting more targets. I can tell you I’m getting open,” Stills said. “There are other guys open on plays, too, that aren’t getting hit. … I can’t throw the ball to myself.”

It is hard not to sympathize with Stills’ frustration. He is one of the bestdeep threats in the game but can also be used in the short-to-intermediate range but he has caught only 20 balls for 332 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games. It is a crime against football that such a talented player in his prime is enduring a wasted season due to the Dolphins’ terrible quarterback play.

Stills may be hoping that speaking out will get him some more usage against the Buffalo Bills this weekend as the Dolphins try to hang on to their slim playoff hopes but the situation is too unpredictable for him to be relied on as a fantasy option in Week 13.

Ryan Tannehill to Start Dolphins Week 12 Matchup Against the Colts

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will officially as the team’s starter for the Week 12 game against the Indianapolis Colts according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.

Tannehill is not much more than a game manager but is still a big step up from backup Brock Osweiler, whose play has predictably fallen off a cliff after a brief bout of competence. Whoever loses the Dolphins/Colts showdown will struggle to remain in the AFC Wild Card hunt.

Dolphins WR/KR Jakeem Grant to Have Lower Leg Surgery Which Will End Season

Dolphins wide receiver/kick returner Jakeem Grant is undergoing “season-ending lower leg surgery” according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.

Grant reportedly avoided an Achilles’ rupture, but he still needs surgery to repair the issue.

Beasley reports Grant will be ready for the start of the 2019 season. Newly-signed Brice Butler will provide depth behind DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, and Danny Amendola with Grant sidelined. Losing Grant, originally a sixth-round pick out of Texas Tech in 2016, is definitely a blow for an offense that was already struggling to manufacture big plays.

Thus far in 2018, the 26-year-old had contributed two receiving touchdowns, a kick return for touchdown, and a punt return touchdown

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Steelers Star RB Le’Veon Bell to the Dolphins? Can the Fish be in the Mix for His Services?

Pittsburgh Steelers star Running Back Le’Veon Bell isn’t going to play this season after deciding to sit out when he and the team that drafted him could not make a deal.

With a year of rest underneath his belt, Bell won’t be in black and gold next season, but how about playing in Miami?

Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report says that the dynamic back will probably be in New York next season, giving the Jets running back position the biggest upgrade it could possibly get (unless maybe they dealt for Rams running back Todd Gurley).

But, he also talks about some other teams in the mix for Bell’s services, and one of them could be the Dolphins, where he would give a HUGE upgrade to the offense.

Here’s the portion of the story about the Dolphins and Bell:

There was this from an AFC East front office executive, who felt Miami will be the pick: “Makes the most sense to me. [Coach] Adam Gase would do wonders with Bell in that offense.”

So while it sounds like a long shot, how great would the Fins offense be with Bell running the football wearing green next season?

Dolphins Workout Former Broncos First-Round QB Paxton Lynch

Paxton Lynch, a quarterback selected by Denver in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft, had a workout with the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday but was not signed, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

During his workout, Lynch threw passes to former Cowboys receiver Brice Butler, who was signed by Miami to bolster the team’s depleted depth due to injury at the position. The Dolphins are on their bye week, and players have been given the week off.

Lynch, who has appeared in five NFL games with four starts, was released by the Broncos at the beginning of the season. He has completed 61.7 percent of his passes with four touchdowns, four interceptions and a 76.7 career passer rating.

Lynch was the third quarterback selected in the 2016 draft at No. 26, behind top two QB picks Jared Goff and Carson Wentz.

Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant Did Not Tear Achilles in Sunday’s Loss to Packers

Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant did not tear his Achilles in Sunday’s road loss to the Green Bay Packers as initially feared according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Grant had been struggling with an Achilles injury in practice last week and apparently re-aggravated it against the Packers. The team feared the worst when the 26-year-old had to be carted off the field so the follow-up is definitely good news. Grant still may “miss some time” but it does not sound like this is a season-ending injury.

He will have the Week 11 bye week to rehab. Grants has been a real boon for the Dolphins’ offense in 2018, with two receiving TDs and a punt return for touchdown as a big-play threat behind Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker.

Dolphins Offensive Line Beat Up Heading Into Sunday’s Game

The Dolphins are desperately trying to find enough healthy bodies to suit up on their injury-ravaged offensive line for the Week 10 matchup against the Packers at Lambeau Field according to Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post.

“We’ve got about nine different lineups,” head coach Adam Gase said. “If you’ve got a pulse you’re in the mix. We’re out of guys.” Left guard Ted Larsen is listed as doubtful for Sunday with a neck injury, while left tackle Laremy Tunsil and right tackle Ja’Wuan James are both listed as questionable. And Gase said the team is still struggling to replace Josh Sitton, a Pro Bowl guard they signed this offseason with the thought that he would make a big difference up front. Sitton suffered a season-ending injury in Week One.

Counting Sitton, the Dolphins could be down as many as four starters on their O-line on Sunday. Quarterback Brock Osweiler could be in for a very long day.