Adam Gase was combative Sunday when asked about quarterback Ryan Tannehill's health after the starter was a surprise scratch from Miami's Week 6 overtime win over the Chicago Bears.
On Monday, he let his guard down a bit, telling reporters Tannehill (shoulder) is day to day with an injury that was initially termed as "soreness" but has since proven to require more rest. The timeline sounded vague, but Gase said he was confident Tannehill would play again in 2018.
"It's really going to be about how he feels," Gase said of Tannehill on Monday.
Backup Brock Osweiler started in place of Tannehill and led the Dolphins to a thrilling (if not panic-inducing) victory over the Chicago Bears. Osweiler completed 28 of 44 passes for 380 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the heart-stopping affair.
Brocktober could continue if Tannehill's condition doesn't improve in the next week.
Additonally, Gase wouldn't elaborate on the status of veteran defensive end Cameron Wake (knee).
Elsewhere in injury news Monday:
- Green Bay Packers wide receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison did not play against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday because of hamstring injuries.
- The Denver Broncos believe guard Ronald Leary tore his Achilles and is out for the season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Leary is undergoing an MRI to confirm the severity of the injury suffered in Denver's 23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
- Bears edge rusher Khalil Mack injured his ankle during Chicago's loss to Miami, but played through the issue. More information is expected on Mack later in the week, per Rapoport.
- He didn't mention it after the game Sunday, but Browns rookie Baker Mayfield did indeed twist his ankle during Cleveland's 38-14 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The injury limited Mayfield's effectiveness and created soreness and a need for treatment over the next week, but the quarterback shouldn't miss time, Rapoport reported.
- Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn told reporters running back Devonta Freeman (groin), who was inactive this past Sunday, likely won't play next Monday versus the New York Giants. Quinn said he's "hopeful" that wide receivers Mohamed Sanu (hip) and Calvin Ridley (ankle) are OK. Rapoport reported an MRI on Ridley's ankle came back pretty clean and the injury will require just rehab and monitoring.
Kicker Matt Bryant will not play next week after suffering a strained hamstring in the Falcons' Week 6 win.
- New York Jets safety Marcus Maye is expected to miss time with a broken thumb, per Rapoport. Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa will miss the next 3-4 weeks because of a high ankle sprain, a source told Rapoport.
- Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan (shoulder) will miss a few weeks, and guard Quinton Spain (shoulder) is day-to-day, according to coach Mike Vrabel.
- The Bengals are going to be without linebacker Nick Vigil for about a month after he suffered a sprained MCL in Sunday's loss to the Steelers, Rapoport reported.
- The Detroit Lions placed cornerback Jamal Agnew (knee) on injured reserve and signed linebackers Trevor Bates and Garret Dooley.
- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed rookie cornerback Mike Hughes suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's win versus the Cardinals and will go on injured reserve.
- Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is dealing with a left arm injury after being sacked six times during the team's London loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but he's not going to miss next week's start, a source told Rapoport.
- Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is not optimistic that Tavon Austin (groin) will be able to play this coming Sunday at Washington.
- Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp suffered a sprained knee Sunday and likely will miss next week's game against the San Francisco 49ers, coach Sean McVay said. Kupp is considered week to week.
- After breaking his hand Sunday, Arizona Cardinals guard Justin Pugh said he'll try to play Thursday against the Denver Broncos despite wearing a cast on his hand. He did not practice Monday.
- San Francisco 49ers safety Adrian Colbert left against the Packers in the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a head injury. Cornerback Jimmie Ward was sidelined late in the game with a hamstring injury, coach Kyle Shanahan said.