Dolphins, coach Adam Gase fined for injury report shenanigans before Bears game

Ruben Hill
November 9, 2018

Tannehill sat out a few reps of that Thursday's practice because of soreness he was experiencing in his throwing shoulder, which was caused by a hit he took in Miami's 27-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals the previous week.

The NFL confirmed to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport that the Dolphins have been fined $30,000 and Gase was fined $15,000 for violating the NFL Injury Report Policy in advance of the club's October 14 game against the Bears.

Tannehill tried to warm up before the game but determined he could not play. But Miami never downgraded his status leading up to the game because they wanted to see how he threw the football the morning of the game. However, Tannehill was limited on both Thursday and Friday after the injury to his right shoulder worsened.

The Dolphins and Gase pretty much received a slap on the wrist for their part in not reporting Tannehill's injury correctly.

Dolphins safety Reshad Jones, through gritted teeth, said Wednesday that everything is fine. The Dolphins' target date is on November 25 against the Colts, but that is still up in the air. "We'll see what happens".

The Dolphins started off the 2018 season hot, winning their first three games, and enter Sunday's road game against the Green Bay Packers with a 5-4 record after defeating the New York Jets, 13-6, last Sunday in Miami Gardens, Fla.

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