MIAMI GARDENS–The Dolphins have not ruled out a Ryan Tannehill comeback and remain open to him playing in the playoffs if he’s medically cleared.
Tannehill sprained the ACL and MCL in his left knee Dec. 11 and hasn’t practiced since. He was on the sideline for Sunday’s 35-14 loss to the Patriots and was wearing a brace on the knee. He has been rehabbing the injury with the intention of playing again this season.
“I’ll have to ask the doctor where he’s at,” Adam Gase said. “I don’t even know where he’s at right now. I see him walking around, so I don’t know what that means.”
As of now, the Dolphins are proceeding with Matt Moore at quarterback and T.J. Yates as the backup. Gase said that’s how he’s operating until the medical staff tells him differently, though he expects some kind of update about Tannehill on Monday morning.
“I’m going to make the call on it,” Gase said. “If I don’t feel comfortable with it, then Matt will stay the starting quarterback. I need to get a lot of information. I have to see him practice and I have to see him move around and I have to feel really good about it.
“I’m not going to jeopardize his career by throwing him out there and then extending this thing longer than what it already is. I’m going to make sure the right decision is made.”
Last week, the team did not officially rule out Tannehill until Friday.
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