Ryan Tannehill
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4 weeks ago

Tannehill finished the Dolphins' first week of organized team activities by stating he's fully healthy again, Dave Hyde of the Sun-Sentinel reports. "I'm back in 100 percent," Tannehill said. "I feel totally normal. There are no more checkpoints I have to hit at this point. Everything looks good. Just go play."

EDGE Analysis

Tannehill missed Miami's last four games after suffering ACL and MCL sprains late last season. Given that he avoided more serious damage, the quarterback was fortunately able to avoid surgery. In doing so, his recovery timetable was shortened significantly, as coach Adam Gase revealed in March that Tannehill was already free of restrictions. Although he's expected to sport a knee brace as a precautionary measure, that seems to be the only evidence that remains from Tannehill's injury scare.

Ryan Tannehill
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1 month ago

OTAs represent the first chance for Tannehill to practice with the Dolphins since his season-ending knee injury, James Walker of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tannehill suffered a ACL and MCL sprain that kept him from playing in the Dolphins final four games in 2016, including the team's playoff loss to Pittsburgh. His injury didn't require surgery and isn't expected to limit him going forward. That being said, he will be wearing a brace on his injured knee as a preventative measure to ensure his health going forward.

Ryan Tannehill
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2 months ago

According to Dolphins coach Adam Gase, Tannehill is no longer impacted by last year's knee injury and boasts a better understanding of the team's offense heading into this season, the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tannehill is five months removed from spraining the ACL and MCL in his knee, but the quarterback was reported to be free of restrictions by March. With Gase saying Tannehill, "looks just like he did last year", it seems his injury is no longer something fantasy owners should carry any concern over. If anything, they should be encouraged by his grasp of Gase's offense as they enter a second season together, and his improved supporting cast provides further reason to be excited about his stock.

Ryan Tannehill
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3 months ago

Head coach Adam Gase said Tannehill (knee) does not have any restrictions, Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tannehill missed the end of the 2016 season with a sprained MCL and partially-torn ACL, but Gase said Tuesday that Tannehill likely would've played in the playoffs if the Dolphins had advanced beyond the opening round. The 28-year-old quarterback is expected to participate in the team's offseason program, albeit while wearing a knee brace that he'll likely continue to wear throughout the regular season. Gase doesn't expect the brace to impact his signal-caller's mobility, which has been one of Tannehill's consistent assets during a not-so-consistent career. If he does need to stay in the pocket more, he should at least benefit from an improved supporting cast that now includes TE Julius Thomas.

Ryan Tannehill
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4 months ago

The Dolphins want Tannehill (knee) to stay in the pocket more often next season, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Dolphins may feel they got off lucky in that Tannehill does not require reconstructive surgery on his knee. The knee isn't expected to hurt his mobility going forward so Tannehill won't be a sitting target in the pocket. The Dolphins are still committed to Tannehill as their quarterback of the present and the future.

Ryan Tannehill
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4 months ago

After passing what NFL.com describes as "a battery of tests" on his left ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain, Tannehill is slated to be available for the Dolphins' upcoming offseason program.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, the Miami Herald confirms that Tannehill will not require reconstructive surgery to address the knee issue that cost the starting QB the Dolphins' last three regular-season games in 2016, as well as the team's postseason loss to the Steelers. While Tannehill is expected to utilize a knee brace throughout the 2017 season, the report adds that barring any setbacks, the signal-caller is in line to handle a full workload by the start of training camp this summer. Tannehill may, however, be limited to some degree during the squad's offseason practices leading up to that.

Ryan Tannehill
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5 months ago

Tannehill's (knee) advanced progress through rehab makes it unlikely that he'll require reconstructive surgery this offseason, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tannehill sustained a partial ACL tear and MCL sprain on Dec. 11, but has since improved his knee's stability through many strength-focused exercises. In fact, Tannehill's knee is doing so well that he's already able to include playing basketball as part of his rehab. While that has proven his knee's ability to tolerate sudden movements, Tannehill still has a checkup MRI scheduled for Monday, at which point his outlook could be updated. As it stands, the quarterback is not believed to need full ACL surgery, but it's still possible that Tannehill could travel to Germany to undergo platelet-rich plasma therapy to promote further healing. Whether that happens or not, there's currently confidence that Tannehill's knee will be stable enough for him to be ready to start next season.

Ryan Tannehill
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5 months ago

The Dolphins still haven't decided whether or not Tannehill will need knee surgery, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's been six weeks since Tannehill suffered the knee injury, an injury they are calling a sprain to his ACL and MCL. While it's not unusual for a decision to take a week or two as doctors wait for the swelling to diminish, a month and a half seems a bit out of the ordinary. As long as Tannehill doesn't need an ACL reconstruction, the additional wait time shouldn't change his availability for the 2017 season opener but if reconstruction is needed then all bets would be off as to whether or not Tannehill would be ready for Week 1.

Ryan Tannehill
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5 months ago

The Dolphins have not ruled out the possibility that Tannehill could undergo offseason surgery to repair his left knee, the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tannehill sprained both his ACL and MCL back on Dec. 11 and though the QB practiced some this past Friday, he was unable to rally in time to join the Dolphins' playoff push. As the team's offseason gets underway, doctors are in the process of evaluating how to manage the next steps in Tannehill's recovery. A procedure of some sort thus remains a possibility for the QB at this time and in such a scenario, his participation in the team's offseason program could be impacted.

Ryan Tannehill
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5 months ago

Tannehill (knee) passed for 2,995 yards, 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, while also rushing 39 times for 164 yards and another score in 13 games played this season.

EDGE Analysis

Tannehill endured a rocky transition into new coach Adam Gase's system, accounting for seven total touchdowns and seven interceptions through Miami's first five games, which included merely one Dolphins win. However, after that stretch, Tannehill showed strong improvement over the second half of the campaign, registering a quarterback rating of at least 97.4 in five of his subsequent eight contests, coinciding with seven victories. Unfortunately, he suffered a hit to his left knee during Week 14, leaving him with slight tears in his MCL and ACL. That injury kept him sidelined for the remainder of the regular season, and despite returning as a limited practice participant last Friday, he couldn't play in Sunday's playoff loss to the Steelers. Now with a full offseason to return to health, Tannehill will look to build on the back half of this season, which overall included a career-best completion percentage (67.1) and yards-per-attempt average (7.70), with a developing stable of offensive weapons next term.