Tannehill finished the Dolphins' first week of organized team activities by stating he's fully healthy again, Dave Hyde of the Sun-Sentinel reports. "I'm back in 100 percent," Tannehill said. "I feel totally normal. There are no more checkpoints I have to hit at this point. Everything looks good. Just go play."
Tannehill missed Miami's last four games after suffering ACL and MCL sprains late last season. Given that he avoided more serious damage, the quarterback was fortunately able to avoid surgery. In doing so, his recovery timetable was shortened significantly, as coach Adam Gase revealed in March that Tannehill was already free of restrictions. Although he's expected to sport a knee brace as a precautionary measure, that seems to be the only evidence that remains from Tannehill's injury scare.
Tannehill suffered ACL and MCL sprains that kept him from playing in the Dolphins' final four games in 2016, including the team's playoff loss to Pittsburgh. His injury didn't require surgery and isn't expected to limit him going forward. That being said, Tannehill will be wearing a brace on the knee as a preventative measure to help avoid any setbacks heading into the 2017 campaign.
According to Dolphins coach Adam Gase, Tannehill is no longer impacted by last year's knee injury and boasts a better understanding of the team's offense heading into this season, the Miami Herald reports.
Tannehill is five months removed from spraining the ACL and MCL in his left knee, and was reported to be free of restrictions by late March. With Gase acknowledging this week that Tannehill "looks just like he did last year," it seems his injury is no longer something fantasy owners should carry concern over. If anything, they should be encouraged by his improved grasp of Gase's offense as they enter a second season together. With tight end Julius Thomas now in tow, Tannehill also has a new weapon to target, which only figures to help his stock.
Head coach Adam Gase said Tannehill (knee) does not have any restrictions, Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald reports.
Tannehill missed the end of the 2016 season with a sprained MCL and partially-torn ACL, but Gase said Tuesday that Tannehill likely would've played in the playoffs if the Dolphins had advanced beyond the opening round. The 28-year-old quarterback is expected to participate in the team's offseason program, albeit while wearing a knee brace that he'll likely continue to wear throughout the regular season. Gase doesn't expect the brace to impact his signal-caller's mobility, which has been one of Tannehill's consistent assets during a not-so-consistent career. If he does need to stay in the pocket more, he should at least benefit from an improved supporting cast that now includes TE Julius Thomas.
Coach Adam Gase downplayed concerns regarding Tannehill's mobility going forward in the wake of the QB's season-ending knee injury in 2016, the Palm Beach Post reports.
On the topic of Tannehill's post-injury mobility, Gase relayed that the signal-caller "feels good about it. He feels good about the brace he's going to wear. I'm not worried about it." Initial fears were that Tannehill, who last saw game action on Dec. 11, might require ACL surgery, but that wasn't necessary and a recent Miami Herald report confirmed that the QB is now past the partially torn ACL and grade 2 sprained MCL that capped his 2016 campaign. As a result, Tannehill will be available for the team's upcoming offseason work. Though Tannehill's ability to run isn't expected to be overly impacted this coming season, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald suggests that the QB may morph into more of a pocket passer in 2017, while helming a Miami offense that figures to be keyed by running back Jay Ajayi and a pass-catching corps that will welcome back wideouts Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker and introduce tight end Julius Thomas to the mix.
|P3||8/24/17||@ PHI||7:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ MIN||8:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/17||@ BAL||8:25 pm|
|10||11/13/17||@ CAR||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/26/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|