Dolphins suspended Lawrence Timmons indefinitely

The Dolphins’ Jay Ajayi stiff-arms the Chargers’ Joey Bosa

The Dolphins’ Jay Ajayi stiff-arms the Chargers’ Joey Bosa

Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons has been suspended indefinitely following his mysterious disappearance from the team last weekend, a statement said Tuesday.

Although cutting him would be the simplest way to relieve the Dolphins of the distraction, it would create salary-cap complications for the team because his $12 million contract would be escalated into this season, not spread over two years.

The Dolphins reported Sunday morning that they knew where Timmons was, but that his status for the game was uncertain.

Timmons eventually got on the flight to Pennsylvania, and a Dolphins team representative went with him.

Most importantly, it reinforced coach Adam Gase's disciplinary structure that consists of only two basic rules: be on time and do your job to the best of your ability.

The team was concerned enough to file a missing persons report when Timmons was not in his hotel room Saturday night at bed check, TMZ reported Monday.

One report said Timmons had been travelling to see his baby daughter. The Dolphins brought Timmons in primarily for his run defense, and was set to be the team's key blitzer. "I've got a few other things I have to deal with the guys who played yesterday". He was expected to start at outside linebacker for the Dolphins.

Timmons was scheduled to meet Monday with doctors to try to figure out what is wrong, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. He had played the previous 10 seasons with the Steelers before leaving in free agency.

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