The Miami Dolphins released linebacker Lawrence Timmons on Tuesday following an up-and-down season that included an unauthorized absence ahead of the teams Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Timmons, who signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Dolphins last March, went missing one day ahead of the teams clash with the Chargers at StubHub Center.
TMZ Sports noted Miami filed a missing persons report after being unable to locate or contact the linebacker during bed checks. Police found him at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday morning with a plan to visit his baby in Pennsylvania.
A source told Adam Schefter of ESPN the next day Timmons was “doing much better” and wanted to “resume playing immediately.”
MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says receiver Danny Amendola is discussing a contract offer from the Miami Dolphins and is likely to sign with them when the NFLs new year begins Wednesday.
The person confirmed the talks to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because there was no final agreement.
Former Kansas City Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson is expected to sign a $24 million, three-year deal with Miami. Wilson and Amendola would replace three-time Pro Bowl receiver Jarvis Landry, whom the Dolphins have agreed to trade to the Cleveland Browns for two draft picks.
Amendola, 32, is a nine-year NFL veteran with 426 career receptions and 19 touchdowns. Last year he caught 61 passes for 659 yards for New England.