The Dolphins will be without Ryan Tannehill for a while. Not only will he miss this Sunday’s game against the Lions, but he’s also unlikely to suit up next Thursday night against the Texans, ESPN.com’s Cameron Wolfe (on Twitter) hears.
The good news here is that the Dolphins still believe that Tannehill will be able to play again. The team is not currently exploring surgical options for his injured shoulder (Twitter link via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald) as they believe he’ll be able to play once the swelling and irritation improves.
F0r however long Tannehill is out, they’ll be relying on backup Brock Osweiler to carry the torch. If the one-time coveted free agent continues to play like he did against the Bears in last weekend’s OT win, the Dolphins will get by just fine. If Osweiler implodes against Detroit and Houston and Tannehill’s recovery drags, it’s possible that the Fins will explore the trade market for QB options.
In the short term, the Dolphins will probably stand pat at quarterback. They currently have two healthy QBs on the roster in Osweiler and David Fales.
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