Ryan Tannehill takes reps at Miami Dolphins practice


It looks like the playoff-contending Miami Dolphins should have their starting quarterback available this week against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Ryan Tannehill took first-team reps in the portion of practice open to the media in Miami on Wednesday, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Tannehill suffered a hyperextended left knee and deep thigh bruise last week against the New York Jets. Backup quarterback Matt Moore finished out the game.

We've heard some suggestions in Miami that the Dolphins would be better off with a veteran running the show. To this, we say: Watch the tape. Tannehill already is better than plenty of NFL starters out there. He's playing at a high level and will only get better.

Tannehill and the Dolphins head to Indianapolis on Sunday for what should be a fun matchup of surprise AFC contenders with rookie quarterbacks who simply aren't playing like rookies.

UPDATE: Tannehill said he "felt good" during limited practice, adding that he was "not 100 percent," according to The Palm Beach Post. "I'm just taking it one day at a time," he said, via The Associated Press. "I'm going to do everything I can to be ready, and hopefully that's the case."

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