DAVIE–The Dolphins‘ preparation is underway for their first playoff game in eight years, and that starts with figuring out who’s available.
Here are coach Adam Gase’s updates from this afternoon regarding personnel and Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh:
— CB Byron Maxwell (ankle) and LB Jelani Jenkins (knee) are still doing rehab on their injuries. “It sounds like Jelani’s moving around a lot better,” Gase said. It doesn’t sound promising on Maxwell at this point.
— Gase hasn’t gotten word on QB Ryan Tannehill’s status. The Dolphins are not ruling him out at this point.
— Sunday’s 35-14 loss to the Patriots still stings Gase. “Offense, defense, special teams, coaching — it didn’t matter,” he said. “They beat us in everything.”
— Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount went after Ndamukong Suh in his post-game comments, calling him a dirty player, and Gase said he wasn’t sure which incident Blount referenced. “I didn’t see that,” Gase said. “Maybe there’s something from the past. Since I’ve been here, Suh’s done everything right.”
— Gase said multiple teams have contacted the Dolphins about interviewing defensive coordinator Vance Joseph for a head coaching position.
— Regarding how the Dolphins will respond to playoff pressure, Gase said, “I want to see us play better than we did yesterday… For us to show up and get smacked around in our own stadium is just terrible.”
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