NFL fines Dolphins, Adam Gase over injury reporting irregularities

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The NFL currently isn’t looking the other way (as it usually does) when teams violate the letter and/or the spirit of the injury reporting rules.

According to Albert Breer of SI.com, the league fined the Miami Dolphins $30,000 and coach Adam Gase $15,000 for the handling of the Week Six injury report regarding quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

The fine came from the team’s listing of Tannehill as a full participant in practice on a Thursday, even though Tannehill missed some of the first-team reps.

Per Breer, the Dolphins and Gase weren’t fined for failing to downgrade Tannehill from questionable to doubtful due to a shoulder injury, in advance of the team’s decision to make him inactive for the game against the Bears. That would seem to the the more obvious — and problematic — violation of the rules.

The league recently fined the Raiders $20,000 for failing to downgrade guard Kelechi Osemele from questionable to out when he didn’t travel to L.A. for a game against the Chargers. The league also could be looking into whether the Cardinals violated the rules by failing to list former quarterback Sam Bradford on the injury report, given an ESPN report that he didn’t practice for five weeks due to a bone-on-bone condition in his knee.

36 responses to “NFL fines Dolphins, Adam Gase over injury reporting irregularities

  1. Hey, Miami I have a solution just drop him now. I wouldn’t care if someone picked him up and he became the next Montana. I am just sick of looking at the guy on the sideline every season.

  2. I am not a dolphin, but this is a load of crap. Tannehill tried to practice every day and got worse thats why he listed later than normal. I love how the NFL talks about the spirit of the rule to create fairness, yet they ignore the teams that put 15% of their roater on the injury report.

  3. Meanwhile, in Foxboro, Bellichick and the Patriots continue to game the injury reporting system with impunity.

  4. Yet, the Colts were never disciplined for not reporting Luck ‘s fractured ribs. Nice to be among the favorites of Goodell, like the Giants who had a. QB sell fake game worn jerseys with out any repercussions.

  5. Our offense ranks near the bottom.
    Our defense is a complete disaster.
    Productive players don’t want to be here.
    His drafts are horrible.
    He signs has beens and overpays.
    We lead the league in injuries.
    We lead the league in penalties.
    He can’t get along with anyone.

    Welcome to the world of Adam “lost case” Gase!

  6. Belichick was fined in I think it was his 2nd season with the Pats for not reporting a tiny cut that was literally about 1/8″ long that a receiver had on his hand, that couldn’t possibly have impacted the guy’s play. He got it from his windshield wiper blade while cleaning snow off his car.

    So of course Belichick reports any player with even a freaking hangnail. Instead of complaining about the Pats you might want complain about teams like Indy that blatantly hid and lied about serious injuries to Luck for months and never reported them once. But don’t fine Belichick for BS and expect him not to respond to it for the rest of his career

  7. Crazy how the Patriots list half their team as questionable every week and they all play. Brady listed questionable probably 50 times over last 8 years,played every single time. No fine for Patriots….Oh well different rules for the Pats.

  8. This is sure strange.
    The Vikings misreported/lied about Everson Griffen’s injury throughout his entire situation, and absolutely nothing happens to them.
    Yet, the NFL puts the screws to the Raiders and Dolphins for what would seem to be minor infractions.
    It would appear that the league obviously favors some franchises over others.

  9. fishfan54 says:
    November 7, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Crazy how the Patriots list half their team as questionable every week and they all play.
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    You mean like Gronkowski and Michel last week?

  10. Yet the NFL has not owned up to the four Jag players that were an embarrassment to the league and this country as they tried to skip on a 64000 dollar bill. Not one fine not one action but fine a team for not doing as they feel on an injury report. Something is very fishy and it sure is coming from the league office .

  11. This season the Patriots have listed 72 players as questionable in 9 games, 47 ended up dressing.

    In the last 8 years Tom Brady has played in 139 games and been listed as questionable 7 times.

  12. Should I be surprised that so many don’t understand the difference between listing a player who is not 100% ready to play as questionable, which to most intelligent life forms means they could play, and not listing them when they probably won’t play. Pats got fined for not listing every player with a zit so their perfect answer is to list anyone who is not 100%. NFL should be more mindful when issues their decrees and fines.

  13. Outpost31 says:
    November 7, 2018 at 8:48 pm
    This is sure strange.
    The Vikings misreported/lied about Everson Griffen’s injury throughout his entire situation, and absolutely nothing happens to them.
    Yet, the NFL puts the screws to the Raiders and Dolphins for what would seem to be minor infractions.
    It would appear that the league obviously favors some franchises over others.

    True! Vikes & Panthers warming balls on the sidelines, nothing to see here. Brady get suspended b/c Harbaugh is a bad coach and can’t take a little ribbing about a rule book.

  14. fishfan54 says:
    November 7, 2018 at 8:46 pm
    Crazy how the Patriots list half their team as questionable every week and they all play. Brady listed questionable probably 50 times over last 8 years,played every single time. No fine for Patriots….Oh well different rules for the Pats.

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    Thats what honest and accurate reporting looks like. The rules say that any injury even a minor one requires a questionable tag. On an NFL team with the nature of the sport minor injuries are all over the place so a team reporting accurTely is going to gave a long list. Whats dishonest is hiding injuries at any level and the NFL has made it clear they mean any. Belichick did get fined about 15 years ago for not listing a tiny cut. So he has knuckled under since then. In Gase’s case it can be argued that he was conceling the fact that his starting QB wasn’t going to play (and didn’t). I see the Colts and Luck getting mentioned here too, in that case the Colts were pretty obviously trying to give the impression Luck was going to play (arguably for ticket sales not tricking opponents) when they knew he would not. We do know this is more about oddsmakers than fooling opponents but as long as the rule stands Belichick is right to follow it and these other teams should consider doing the same.

  15. Well damn. They’ll have to scrounge around the couches at the team facility to come up with that kind of scratch.

  16. This is unreal…Again we see that the League will go to any length whatsoever to deflect attention from the rampant and systemic cheating occurring in Foxboro-
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    I try not to buy into the tin foil hat moniker, but this is something else. For what seems like the 1,000th time of me asking this question still to no avail, please enlighten us as to what rampant and systemic cheating the Pats are doing? Try being specific if you can.

  17. Colts lied about Luck’s shoulder for two years, repeatedly telling their own fans he might come charging out of the tunnel any second so you better buy those season tickets now. If anyone else besides their fans were harmed by it, I might even care.

  18. blessedunliketherest says:
    November 8, 2018 at 8:40 am
    This is unreal…Again we see that the League will go to any length whatsoever to deflect attention from the rampant and systemic cheating occurring in Foxboro-
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    I try not to buy into the tin foil hat moniker, but this is something else. For what seems like the 1,000th time of me asking this question still to no avail, please enlighten us as to what rampant and systemic cheating the Pats are doing? Try being specific if you can.

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    #TheHaters have no specifics. They just know that the Pats have been abusing their team for so long that it must be cheating. The can’t seem to fathom the idea that the Patriots are more dedicated, better coached and work harder than whatever loser team for which they cheer.

  19. As a Dolphins fan, I know other teams do the same thing all the time, but I WILL OWN IT. PS- anything to get rid of Gase and Tannehill is fine by me as we cruise to another mediocre 7 or 8 win season.

  20. Tannehill is top 5 in best NFL wives.

    Lauren Tannehill makes the world a better place👍👏🤤

  21. igotgamenj says:
    November 7, 2018 at 7:50 pm
    Since Marino was drafted in 1983 Miami has picked 1 QB in the first round Ryan Tannehill… 35 YEARS 1 QB
    ………
    We had a chance with Matt Ryan and picked LT Jake Long who ended up a good player for a couple of years but got hurt, that’s the obvious one. We could have Drew Brees but would he have been as good as he is now under our useless regime. Ok maybe Nick the Quit Sabban would have stayed and I might win the lottery. We could have got creative in the draft like our move up to snag the great who’s name escapes me defensive player who played at Oregon but were the Dolphins. Other than that we have been mediocre mostly picking in the middle.

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