Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill was injured early yesterday, but the Dolphins were still able to easily dispatch the New York Jets with Matt Moore under center. The St. Louis Rams saw a special teamer go down yesterday against the New England Patriots in their blowout loss, and the news on him is not very good.
Head coach Joe Philbin was noncommital on Tannehill’s prospects of playing in Week 9 after injuring his quad and knee after being sacked on third down by Jets OLB Calvin Pace.
Philbin told The Miami Herald, “I don’t know much, but it was a good conversation on the plane.”
Tannehill was optimistic about his chances of facing off against fellow rookie QB Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, and he does not believe that the injury is serious. Miami is still waiting on the MRI results, but the fact that they have a great backup in Moore means that they should feel less inclined to risk Tannehill for this game. But if the injury is indeed not serious, then there is no point in not playing him.
Matt Daniels will likely
be out for the season after severely injuring his knee yesterday against the New England Patriots. The St. Louis Rams rookie safety and special teamer has played in four games this season and recorded one tackle. A pure special teamer, the Duke product and UDFA’s injury is a sad one, as it hurts his prospects at making the Rams roster next season.
Let’s hope that Daniels, who was one of many players injured in the fourth quarter, heals fully and is able to stay on an NFL roster.
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