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. A team spokesman told NFL Network's Steve Wyche before the game that his absence was not team or football related.
Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94) on the sidelines at Hard Rock Stadium on August 17, 2017.
However, given the culture that Gase is trying to set in Miami, it's no surprise that the team chose to suspend Timmons.
Timmons was ruled inactive after going AWOL from the Dolphins on Saturday, snapping his streak of 101 consecutive starts.
He retorted, "What do you think?" when a reporter asked how tolerant he was with players who broke those rules. "I don't know if that's real hard".
The good news. cops found Timmons at LAX early Sunday morning in a boarding area in an effort to get to Pennsylvania.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday that Timmons is dealing with "a personal matter" and would meet with doctors on to diagnose the issue, but added that he is "doing much better today and wants to resume playing immediately".
Timmons joined the Dolphins this offseason on a two-year, $12 million contract, with $11 million guaranteed.
If things go according to plan, it will mean more time for linebacker Mike Hull, who received action on Sunday.
"I'm not saying anything right now", Gase said in his postgame press conference, via Pro Football Talk. He had played the previous 10 seasons with the Steelers before leaving in free agency.