The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins coaching staff views Ryan Tannehill as a game manager.
Tannehill is paid as a top-10 quarterback, but there’s a divide between the front office and coaches over whether he’s capable of carrying the offense. OC Bill Lazor has reportedly limited the audibles Tannehill can call at the line of scrimmage. Tannehill has clearly regressed from his breakout 2014, and looks to be settling in as a mid-range starter. Tannehill's contract should keep him in Miami for at least the next two seasons.
The Newark Star-Ledger confirms Jeremy Kerley isn’t expected to return next season.
Kerley was limited to punt returns with Quincy Enunwa returning last week. He’s an obvious release candidate at his $2.5M salary. The Jets would leave only $600,000 in dead money by making Kerley a post-June cut.
Saints rookie Andrus Peat will start at left guard Sunday.
Peat has three starts at tackle this year, but this will be his first game inside. He can’t be worse than what the Saints were getting from Tim Lelito. Peat should be a pass-blocking upgrade.
Danny Amendola (knee) has been ruled out for Week 12.
Amendola will miss at least one game after not making the trip to Denver. His absence leaves the Patriots without any proven options behind Rob Gronkowski and Brandon LaFell. Keshawn Martin (questionable, hamstring) should start if active, with Chris Harper playing in three-wide sets.
Taiwan Jones (questionable, knee) has a sprained PCL.
Jones practiced on a limited basis Friday, but is looking on the doubtful side of questionable. Roy Helu will be active for the first time since Week 8 if Jones sits.
Seahawks waived RB Bryce Brown.
Brown’s spot was needed with CB Jeremy Lane returning. It’s the second time he’s been cut by Seattle. Brown could be re-signed next week.
Seahawks activated CB Jeremy Lane (knee) from reserve/PUP.
Lane missed the first 10 games, but has been practicing the last few weeks. He’ll make his season debut Sunday against the Steelers. Seattle waived Bryce Brown in a corresponding move.
Giants OC Ben McAdoo plans to keep a four-back committee "at this point."
The Giants didn’t make any run-scheme changes during their bye. Rashad Jennings will continue to start, with Shane Vereen playing in pass situations. Despite averaging 4.7 YPC, Orleans Darkwa will remain a change of pace. The Giants have just three rushing touchdowns and rank in the bottom-five in every major category.