Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase never had much to say about Lawrence Timmons while the veteran linebacker was out serving his “indefinite’’ suspension for leaving the team in the lurch three weeks ago.
Now that Timmons is back, Gase still doesn’t have much to say, other than he’s “glad’’ Timmons is back and that there is a “possibility’’ he could take his first snaps in a Dolphins uniform on Sunday when Miami takes on the Saints in London.
“He worked through a couple of things,’’ said Gase, who added that he plans to keep most of the details regarding Timmons disappearance and what it was he did to earn his reinstatement private. “LT handled the business he needed to handle. I’m glad he’s back.’’
The Timmons drama began the night before the Dolphins season opener in Los Angeles, when he suddenly left the team without notifying anyone and reportedly attempted to board a plane to Pennsylvania to take care of a personal matter.
That earned Timmons the “indefinite’’ suspension that would have been capped at four games, but the Dolphins reinstated Timmons on Tuesday. The reinstatement though, came after some disturbing details were learned about Timmons actions during the Dolphins bye week.
After the Dolphins projected season opener against the Bucs ON Sept. 10 was postponed, Timmons did fly back to Pittsburgh, where he attended a Steelers practice and even told some former teammates he wished he’d stayed in Pittsburgh, according to a CBS Sports report.
That may not go over well with some of Timmons new teammates but Gase said he’s not worried about that.
“I felt good about where he’s at,’’ Gase said.
Gase apparently feels good about where fellow linebacker Rey Maualuga is, too. Gase said Maualuga will practice on Wednesday and he too could be in the lineup for the Dolphins when the face the Saints in London.