KNEE SURGERY POSSIBLE FOR QB TANNEHILL
FLA.» Ryan Tannehill DAVIE, sat in the team cafeteria Friday, his left leg in a brace and propped on a chair as he watched practice from afar with a sullen stare.
He has again been demoted to the role of spectator, perhaps for the entire season.
Knee surgery is an option for the Dolphins quarterback, although it’s possible an operation can be avoided, coach Adam Gase said.
But even then Tannehill is expected to be sidelined at least six weeks.
Tannehill missed the final four games of last season with two sprained ligaments in his knee and reinjured it in practice Thursday. An MRI was inconclusive, and the Dolphins are consulting with a multitude of specialists.
“I wouldn’t say second and third opinions — we’re probably going deeper than that, talking to a lot of people, making sure we get the right information,” Gase said. “Everything is on the table right now.”
There’s no timetable for a decision, he said.
Galette ready to go.
Junior Galette has bigger shoes to fill than when he last played a game in 2014.
Galette tore his left Achilles tendon before the 2015 season and his right Achilles tendon just before training camp a year ago. His Achilles tendons are now so thick and strong that he went up a shoe size from a 12½ to a 13½, and the Redskins linebacker is finally healthy and motivated to show he hasn’t lost a step.
Shepard’s ankle OK.
» The left ankle that Giants receiver Sterling Shepard rolled in a training camp practice this week is on the mend.
Shepard walked into a post-practice media session Friday and said his ankle is feeling pretty good.
An MRI was negative and the final diagnosis was a rolled ankle and a bone bruise, Shepard said.
Lockett back at it.
Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett returned to practice for the first time since December when he broke both bones in his lower right leg.
Lockett was activated off the physically unable to perform list.
Lockett’s work was limited on Friday.
He did individual drills and fielded punts on special teams.
Tomlin signed through 2020.
PITTSBURGH» Mike Tomlin’s strong first decade with the Steelers earned the coach the chance to work well into a second decade with the organization.
Tomlin and the team have agreed to an extension that will keep the 45-year-old in Pittsburgh through the 2020 season.
Tomlin is 103-57 in 10 years with the Steelers.
The Jets signed defensive lineman Devon Still, whose daughter’s inspiring battle with cancer and subsequent remission made national headlines. … The Chargers released safety Darrell Stuckey after a failed physical. … Bills starting left tackle Cordy Glenn missed his second straight practice because of a left foot injury. Coach Sean McDermott said it’s too early to determine whether the player will require surgery. … The Ravens addressed their thin offensive line by signing former Raiders tackle Austin Howard to a three-year contract.