DAVIE, Fla. – Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been suspended Sunday against the Detroit Lions, and the NFL has opened an investigation into how the Miami Dolphins reported his shoulder injury, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Brock Osweiler, who threw over the bear for a career-high 380 yards in a 31-28 overtime win, will start for the second consecutive week. Dolphins coach Adam Gase said he was not sure Tannehill would play in Houston on October 25th.
"He just can not throw," said Gases.
Tannehill participated in limited training on Wednesday. He worked on the footwork and handed over the football with his right (throw) arm, but he did not throw during the open viewing period. The dolphins are planning to make sure he's healthy and ready to respond to the burdens of throwing before he returns it, Gases said. Rest is the Recovery Recommendation for Tannehill
Gases said on Monday that he was "not sure" if Tannehill had a long-term injury, but he said he has every confidence the 30-year-old quarterback will play again in 2018. When asked about Tannehill's situation, Gase quickly interjected, "Yes, he'll be the starter," when he's healthy.
With prominent players, especially quarterbacks, the NFL routinely investigates injury reports. The NFL will be gathering details on how Tannehill went from an entry to a limited participant / questionable on Friday to an away win last Wednesday and Thursday and whether Miami adhered to the league's policy.
Tannehill was made a surprise scratch game on Sunday against Chicago. The Dolphins say his right shoulder injury was "progressively worse" during the week. In 19659, Gases said Tannehill believes his right shoulder is fumbling on a quarter-quarter by  Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap during a week 5 loss. Tannehill's arm was awkwardly hit from behind before he finished his throwing move, and he was on the ground for a few moments after the game.
Although Tannehill was listed as a full-time intern on Wednesday and Thursday, Gases later told Osweiler some snapshots with the first team on Thursday, as Tannehill's injury worsened.
"It was such an unusual situation," said Gase on Monday. "We started the week last week and it hurt, but as the week went on it got worse and worse, so we were in a position where we did not really think we would be here."
"Anytime he was beaten or [has] a kind of injury, he has always progressed positively. That's why we thought we would get the same. That did not happen. That's why we waited until the last minute.
The Miami Herald was the first to report on the NFL investigation.