Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reports that Tannehill will miss significant time with his left knee injury, suffered yesterday during a non-contact drill during practice.
The report says that the Dolphins and Tannehill will decide in the coming days whether Tannehill will opt for weeks of rest and treatment (which could take up to 2 months) or undergo season ending surgery.
Tannehill sustained a partially torn ACL and MCL last December and the decision against having surgery is now under heavy scrutiny and second guessing.
In the San Diego Tribune former San Diego Chargers team physician David Chao said that the decision should be 2nd guessed but that surgery may be the only option at this point.
“The knee has proven to be unstable,” Chao wrote. “Nine times out of 10, partial ACL ends up unstable and needing surgery. The hope with Tannehill was that he was the exception.”
“Hindsight is 20/20. There were undoubtedly reasonable medical factors that lead to a conservative care approach. Statistically, though, partial ACL tears are rare. Even if truly partial, the question is stability and the vast majority end up needing surgery. A brace can help with knee instability, but no brace can take the place of a ligament.
“Added to concern over Tannehill’s knee instability is the medial collateral ligament. Rarely do NFL sprains/tears need surgery, but commonly when they heal there is mild residual laxity. This accentuates any instability from the ACL. There are four main ligaments in the knee — like the four legs of a chair If a one leg is a little off, the chair rocks but is usable, but if a second leg is damaged, it becomes unusable.”
The Dolphins have options should Tannehill miss significant time or if his season is over.
ESPN reported that Fox announcer Jay Cutler would have interest in ending his retirement if the Dolphins brought him in as a starter and paid him as such.
Miami has also been linked to Colin Kaepernick, who reportedly has been discussed internally by the team.
Other free agent options include Robert Griffin III, Johnny Manziel, Thaddeus Lewis, Zach Mettenberger , Charlie Whitehurst, Sean Renfree and Aaron Murray.
Chris Johnson Retires as Titan
Former NFL running back Chris Johnson signed a one-day contract with the Tennessee Titans so that he can retire with the team he has spent the best years, and the majority of his NFL career with.
Johnson also believes that if he was a feature back, he could still surpass 1,000 yards rushing in a complete NFL season
“Shoot, that’s not even a question” Johnson said, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessee Titans’ official team website . You put me in an offense where I’m the starting back, there’s no way I wouldn’t get 1,000 yards,” said Johnson. “I could still do it, but it’s time to move onto the next situation.”
“Tennessee, that’s the first organization that gave me a chance to make my dreams come true,” Johnson said. “I have so many great memories in Tennessee and was able to do so many things with the Titans. It’s an organization I always want to be considered a part of.
“I grew up in Tennessee. I went from being a kid to a grown man here. I might have grown up as a kid in (my hometown of) Orlando, but I was still a kid in Nashville when I got there. The team and the city, they’ve always shown me so much love. I have great memories from my days with the Titans, so many on the field and in the city. I’ve always loved Tennessee, and I always will because I’ve always felt so much love.”
Bengals Pick Up Option on William Jackson
The Cincinnati Bengals have picked up the fifth-year option on cornerback William Jackson, according to an official team announcement.
A former 2016 first round pick, Jackson missed his rookie season due to injury, and played in a reserve role when he returned the following season.
Jackson became a starter in 2018, starting all 16 games for the Bengals and although he did not record a single interception, he was graded highly by Pro Football Focus for his coverage.
Ravens, Justin Tucker Agree to Contract Extension
Tucker’s new deal will include an $8 million signing bonus and $12.5 million fully guaranteed during the first two seasons of the new deal, a record for kickers.
Tucker’s new deal will keep him Baltimore through the 2023 season.
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