Updated 11:28 PM EDT, Sat, Oct 16, 2021

Miami Dolphins News, 2014 Schedule & Roster: QB Ryan Tannehill Injured; To Miss Chicago Bears Game?

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An ankle injury may have prevented Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill from completing his Wednesday practice session, but he's not planning on passing up the Sunday action against the Chicago Bears.

This is a strong possibility after Tannehill made no mention of the injury in a news conference held hours before the release of his team's first injury report of the week, the Miami Herald said.

It is not the first minor injury for Tannehill, who is a third-year quarterback, the report said. In all the previous injuries, he has always managed to play the next week. However, Miami Herald noted, this one was enough for the Dolphins to add a second quarterback to the squad for practice.

According to Miami Dolphins.com, safety Jimmy Wilson was not able to participate in the midweek practice but there were 11 athletes, including Tannehill, who did not fully participate.

Among those listed are Branden Albert (elbow); Charles Clay, John Denney, Lamar Miller and Shelley Smith (knee); Brandon Gibson and Samson Satele (hamstring); Cortland Finnegan (neck); Koa Misi (ankle); and Philip Wheeler (shoulder/thumb).

The Dolphins, who've lost 27-24 against the Green Bay Packers on Oct. 12, must prepare for the height disadvantage in the cornerback position, Fox Sports said, explaining that Brent Grimes and Finnegan might be limited in the Week 7 contest.

They'll have to go up against wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. The Dolphins are at 5-foot-10 while Marshall and Jeffery are 6-foot-4 and 6-foot-3, respectively.

"It's a formidable challenge," head coach Joe Philbin told Fox Sports. "We're going to have to have multiple plans. You can't go into the game with just one answer against those guys... They are fast, really confident when they go after the football."

But height is not the only factor, Fox Sports commented. People sometimes just have to be aware about their roles on the field, it said.

That might be the problem for the Bears heading into the weekend match, after six players, all from starters, did not join practice, Miami Dolphins.com said.

Four were nursing injuries: Chris Conte (shoulder), Lance Briggs (ribs), D.J. Williams (neck) and Jordan Mills (foot). Matt Forte and Stephen Paea, meanwhile, were out due to non-injury-related reasons.

According to Chicago Bears.com, the Bears won their previous match versus Dolphins 16-0 in Miami on Nov. 18, four years ago. The Bears are currently 14th in offense and 16th in defense in the NFL, while the Dolphins are 16th and 7th.

If the Bears can pressure the other team's quarterbacks, the defense they've shown in their 27-13 win versus the Atlanta Falcons could lead them to another victory, the Bleacher Report predicted. If they really use that strategy Sunday, the game is going to be tough on Tannehill.

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