Osweiler is in line to serve as the Dolphins' backup quarterback Sunday against the Colts with coach Adam Gase naming Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) the Week 12 starter, Adam H. Beasley and Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald report.
After missing the Dolphins' previous five games with an injury to his throwing shoulder, Tannehill cleared up any lingering concern about his health coming out of the team's Week 11 bye at Tuesday's practice. While Tannehill didn't display his usual game velocity on the throws, the report notes that he showed good accuracy while incrementally increasing his throwing distance. Gase apparently agreed with that assessment, prompting him to turn the gig back over to Tannehill after Osweiler went 2-3 while completing 63 percent of his attempts for 1,212 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions during his run as starter. Unless Tannehill's shoulder acts up again over the Dolphins' final six contests of 2018, don't expect Osweiler to see any snaps outside of garbage time.
Osweiler completed 23 of 37 pass attempts for 213 yards and one interception during Sunday's 31-12 loss to the Packers. He also lost a fumble.
Osweiler generated just one play longer than 25 yards on the day as he finished averaging an underwhelming 5.8 yards per attempt. He lost a fumble on the opening drive as his team moved into Green Bay territory and threw an interception in his own end in the third quarter. Osweiler is averaging just 208 passing yards per game over the last four and hasn't thrown a touchdown in any of his last three. He'll enjoy a much-needed bye next week before facing the Colts in Week 12.
Osweiler will start Sunday's game in Green Bay, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) will miss a fifth straight game ahead of Miami's Week 11 bye. The team hopes to get him back after the break, but coach Adam Gase didn't sound too optimistic when discussing Tannehill's progress Wednesday afternoon. Osweiler will take aim at a Packers defense that's been mediocre against the pass, surrendering 248 yards and 1.8 touchdowns per game through the air.
Osweiler seems likely to get another start Week 10 in Green Bay, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Osweiler was essentially a non-factor in Sunday's 13-6 win over the Jets, completing 15 of 24 pass attempts for 139 yards. His overall performance the past four weeks has been thoroughly mediocre, but he's at least kept Miami in the wild-card race while Ryan Tannehill recovers from a shoulder injury. It makes sense for the team to keep Tannehill out until after a Week 11 bye, but coach Adam Gase said he won't make an announcement until Wednesday.
Osweiler completed 15 of 24 pass attempts for 139 yards Sunday against the Jets. He also carried three times for four yards in the 13-6 win.
Osweiler completed 63 percent of his pass attempts, but most of them went for short gains as he finished averaging 5.8 yards per attempt. He faced treacherous field conditions and a solid Jets defense on the day, both of which factored into his lowest yardage output of the season. On a positive note, Osweiler went without a turnover for the first time this season and it was his second straight game without an interception. Even though he'll be forced to throw often next Sunday against the Packers, Osweiler doesn't warrant a starting spot on many fantasy rosters.
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