Lawrence Timmons could lose guaranteed money after suspension

Lawrence Timmons could lose guaranteed money after suspension

The Miami Dolphins have suspended linebacker Lawrence Timmons indefinitely after he went AWOL the night before Miami's 19-17 victory over the Chargers on Sunday.

Timmons is in the first year of a two-year, $12 million contract. But those plans changed when he went missing in Los Angeles the day before the Dolphins' season opener against the Chargers. Miami's decision to suspend Timmons indefinitely says that the team is concerned with the linebacker.

Lawrence Timmons broke one of those rules, which is why the linebacker won't suit up for the Dolphins for a while, if possibly ever.

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

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins actually filed a missing persons report with several police departments in the Los Angeles area.

Timmons, 31, reportedly was trying to travel back to Pennsylvania to see his child.

"I'm not saying anything right now", Gase said in his postgame press conference, via Pro Football Talk. The Dolphins brought Timmons in primarily for his run defense, and was set to be the team's key blitzer. "Really just gathering a lot of information".

Don't expect Gase to open up about whatever it is that transpired over the weekend.

But ESPN reports that he met with team doctors Monday, with Adam Schefter reporting that Timmons was "doing much better" as the Dolphins' medical staff tries to figure out what's wrong with their offseason acquisition. Before signing a two-year deal with the Dolphins, Timmons played for the Pittsburgh Steelers.