The Dolphins have suspended linebacker Lawrence Timmons indefinitely for going AWOL in Los Angeles one day before Sunday’s win over the Chargers.
Miami filed a missing persons report for the 31-year-old after he failed to show up for the matchup with the Chargers. He was reportedly found at the airport waiting to board a plane to Philadelphia early Sunday morning.
Timmons left the Steelers after 10 seasons to sign a two-year, $10 million deal to play for the Dolphins. He had played in 101 consecutive games before missing Sunday’s game.
And yet, I’m not sure it really matters. Pittsburgh’s loss didn’t hurt at all given what happened around the AFC North. The Browns blew their best chance at a road win by losing to the Colts, dropping Cleveland to 0-3. The Bengals couldn’t hold onto a 21-7 lead in Green Bay and lost to the Packers in overtime, leaving them in the cellar alongside the Browns at 0-3. Baltimore, without arguably its best player on offense (guard Marshal Yanda, who’s on IR) or defense (defensive lineman Brandon Williams), were stomped by the Jaguars in London by 37 points.
Pittsburgh came into the week with a 56.9 percent chance of winning its division and, despite the loss, left with a 73.3 percent chance of claiming its division. The Steelers have time to figure things out.
Burns are exciting too, right? Von Miller’s now-infamous “too slow” move seemed like a bizarre act to flag given that he never actually touched Tyrod Taylor after the play, but the call was enough to push a back-and-forth game Buffalo’s way. The Bills were set to punt the ball from the Denver 46-yard line with 7:43 to go in the fourth quarter up seven, but the fresh set of downs revitalized Taylor’s offense. Buffalo picked up two more first downs and forced Denver to burn all of its timeouts before kicking a field goal with 3:18 left to make it a 10-point game and basically end the contest.