KNEE SURGERY POS­SI­BLE FOR QB TAN­NEHILL

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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.

Foot­notes.

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.

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