Dolphins suspend Lawrence Timmons indefinitely

Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry and RB Jay Ajayi didn't practice on Wednesday

Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry and RB Jay Ajayi didn't practice on Wednesday

The unusual incident involving Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons finally took a predictable turn Tuesday when the team announced that it had suspended Timmons indefinitely.

Saturday night Dolphins officials noticed Timmons was absent during a routine curfew check and filed a missing persons report in Los Angeles.

Timmons disappeared on Saturday night without informing the team and didn't play in Sunday's season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers. Thankfully, Timmons was quickly found by police at the airport, waiting to board a flight to Pennsylvania to see his daughter.

Timmons did not play in the Dolphins 19-17 win over the Chargers.

At this point, it's clear by the term "suspended" that the Dolphins have concluded the event was a behavioral, rather than medical issue.

The veteran linebacker signed with Miami after spending the entirety of his 10-year career with the Steelers, but after going AWOL, his future with the organization is very much up in the air. In Pittsburgh, Timmons started 101 consecutive games-a streak that was broken on Sunday-and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2014.

When asked about Timmons on Monday, head coach Adam Gase would not comment specifically.

If things go according to plan, it will mean more time for linebacker Mike Hull, who received action on Sunday.

Schefter said before Timmons would be allowed back, he would first need to meet with team doctors, who reportedly wanted to evaluate his mental health.

The 31-year-old was at LAX with plans to leave California.

Reporters are now saying the Dolphins will likely try to recoup some of the guaranteed money they gave Timmons.

The Dolphins practiced in the Los Angeles area last week after being displaced by Hurricane Irma.

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