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Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons Was Dealing With “Personal Matter”, Wants To Return

Update:

According to Adam Schefter, Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons left the team this past weekend after he was dealing “a personal matter.”

Schefter adds that Timmons is scheduled to meet with doctors on Monday to determine the issue. Timmons is reportedly “doing much better today and wants to resume playing immediately” with hope he will practice this week.

Armando Salguero reports that Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons is not expected to play for Dolphins today.

According to Salguero, something angered Timmons, which is why he isn’t with the team. Salguero adds that Timmons was not arrested or did not run afoul of the law.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Dolphins starting LB Lawrence Timmons is not currently at the team hotel in California and his status for Sunday’s game against the Chargers is undecided.

According to La Canfora, Timmons had been with the Dolphins in California before today’s game but isn’t currently. Given that the Dolphins don’t plan until 4pm EST, the coaching staff and team officials are weighing the situation.

Jay Glazer confirms the news and adds that Timmons went AWOL on Saturday and the Dolphins had been trying to locate him before they found him today. Miami is currently trying to get more information.

Timmons, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Steelers back in 2007. He’s spent all 10 seasons of his career in Pittsburgh and played out the final year of his six-year, $50 million contract before agreeing to a two-year, $12 million deal with the Dolphins this offseason.

In 2016, Timmons appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers and recorded 114 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble, and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 70 inside linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding as the news is available.