Tannehill, Moore both take snaps with first team

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The Dolphins held their first practice Wednesday since quarterback Ryan Tannehill was injured against the Jets and the rookie was on the field with his teammates.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Tannehill took first team reps early in practice and then gave way to Matt Moore who worked with the rest of the starters during team drills. Tannehill, who suffered a bruised quad and knee in the victory last Sunday, seems “clealy slower” in his drop, according to Salguero, although it’s hard to read too much into what that means for his chances of playing.

The Dolphins aren’t likely to have him go full speed in practice until they know how his leg responds after returning to work. The fact that he’s on the field and able to do any work is a positive sign about his condition and we’d expect to see Tannehill in the lineup unless there’s a setback after he got back on the field. We’ll have to wait to hear from coach Joe Philbin on that front.

Salguero also passes along word that cornerback Richard Marshall is out once again for the Dolphins. Marshall has not practiced or played in a game in more than a month, a string that seems likely to continue for Sunday’s game against the Colts. Defensive tackle Tony McDaniel also sat out for Miami on Wednesday.

23 responses to “Tannehill, Moore both take snaps with first team

  1. Awww…my eyes only caught part of the headline…”…Moore..take snaps with the first team”…

    Thought Kellen was getting his shot!

  2. Marshall’s absence hasn’t translated to an issue on the field. Miami continues to give up a lot of passing yardage, but more of it is coming in the fourth quarter with a lead. With Marshall out, there also seem to be fewer pass interference calls on Miami…

  3. I’m just happy to say for the first time in a long time with confidence that I’d still much rather have a one legged starting QB or back up QB for Miami than ANY QB for the Jets or Bills right now.

  4. Matt Moore could be a solid starter in this league. It’s a good thing the Dolphins have him as a backup.

  5. I love Tannehill (and his sister), and I think he’s definitely the franchise QB, but I believe Moore deserves a chance.

    He had a solid season last year, and definitely could be a starter/compete for a starting job (perhaps for the Chiefs, Jets, or Cardinals?).

  6. @michaeledits- did you even read/know what link this is? The is an article on the Dolphins QBs. Both which are better than Vick or Tebow.

    Perhaps you got lost somewhere along the way.

  7. 69finfan I wouldn’t get too cozy on your yacht. You think you can just walk into our house and win that easily? Ask Vikings and Packers fans how that mentality worked out for them. Both of those teams are more talented than your team. I think it will be a good game and before the season started wouldn’t have thought that this game would be important to either of us with playoff hopes but here we are.

  8. I think the Packers game was a bit of a fluke…. as for the Vikings, way overrated.

    As for your house, no matter. Surely didn’t matter on other road wins this season. Colts give up too many points and the Dolphins D is too much.
    Dolphins 24- Colts 17

  9. Ya colts defense is not doing the job and ours is. No way our d gives up more than two touchdowns and your defense can’t stop our balanced offense. Miami should put this away easily

  10. By your theory that we lost to the Jets and you best the Jets we best the Vikings then the next week they beat the 49ers but I don’t think we can beat the 49ers. Each team presents different match ups. We’ve been playing the last 3 or 4 games with our 4th string nose tackle but now we are getting back our 2nd string nose tackle AND ROBERT MATHIS. The Packers game is the only game that Freeney and Mathis have player together and Sunday will be the 2nd game. Mathis is 3rd in the league in sacks since 2005 behind Ware and Allen. And yes I think the Vikings are more talented than your team, Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, and Jared Allen hands down better than anyone on your squad. Andrew Luck is already on pace for around 500-600 yards rushing and 8 rushing TDs so yeah I’d say his running shoes are on! Bring It! We have one of the best home records in the league, because our fans not only show up to games unlike your pathetic fan base but we are also so loud that teams have had the NFL investigate if we were pumping artificial noise into the stadium!

  11. bottom line stoney the fins are walking in an out of your building this weekend with a win so doesnt matter to me. We have a rookie QB that finally has talent and we have a great coach that takes calculated risks i mean we kicked an onside kick this weekend and got it so im happy with how the fins are performing and its good to see we didnt have to end up “Suck for Luck” to get a franchise QB.

  12. There’s no way that sissy orange and turquoise wearing team is going to beat the Colts in our house. We have one of the best home records because our fans actually show up to games and we are so loud that teams have had the league investigate whether or not we were pumping artificial noise into the stadium due to how loud it gets. Tannehills gimpy leg won’t last long once Freeney and Mathis hit him. We didn’t Suck for Luck that is what the media hyped up about. Don’t hate because you haven’t won a championship in over 30 years.

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