Report: Timmons Leaves Dolphins, Status Unknown

Last second breaking news I wanted to throw at you guys before today’s kickoff. Weird one happening out in California today. Jason La Canfora reports Lawrence Timmons has left the Miami Dolphins and it’s unknown if he’ll play in this afternoon’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Fox’s Jay Glazer has a little more info, saying Timmons left the team yesterday and the Dolphins had to track him down.

Timmons signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Dolphins in the offseason. Reports said the Steelers did make an offer but for less money, causing him to go back to the state where he played college football.

Due to Hurricane Irma, Timmons recently came back to Pittsburgh and attended a Steelers’ practice, per the PPG.

It certainly doesn’t sound like he’s playing today and his future with the team appears unknown.

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  • HopeHarveys

    Larry Foote syndrome

  • RickM

    Wow. That just sounds so unlike LT in terms of ‘commitment to team’. And before Miami has played a single regular season game? Wonder what is going on.

  • WilliamSekinger

    This is such an odd story. Just goes to show how much a stable organization influences players. LT has been with the Steelers forever with no issues. Just a few months with the Dolphins and he goes AWOL? Something is seriously wrong with that franchise.

  • WreckIess

    Apparently something (or someone?) pissed him off and made him unwilling to report. Must’ve been something serious because this doesn’t sound like law dog at all.

  • Darth Blount 47

    A missing Dolphin?! QUICK… someone call Ace Ventura!

  • ε€ͺι˜³δΈ‰θ”

    Grass looked greener but it’s dye

  • Steel Realist PAul

    Wait, what?? He attended a Steelers practice?

  • Sam Clonch

    I know, right?!?! Depot dropped the ball on reporting that one! (Or I just completely missed it. Very possible.)

  • Lil Smitty

    This is weird. Does LT suffer from bipolar disorder?

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Cray Cray.

  • Alex K

    Maybe he feels disrespected by the dolphins somehow? Were they going to cut his snaps?

  • Pricopea

    He played for the Steelers for like 10 seasons and never had an incident like this

  • Pricopea


  • Steelers12

    Come on HOME LT

  • RickM

    According to the Miami fansite something angered him yesterday in practice. It’s shades of last year, something angered Ajayi before the first game in 2016 and he walked out and didn’t play. Strange. LT is strongly assumed inactive for today as Gase likes to send messages back.

  • Lambert58

    Guess the extra ___ $M wasn’t worth it. Hope he’s ok.

  • DangZone

    ALRIGHTY THEN!!!!!!!!!!

  • WilliamSekinger

    Yeah, something/someone pissed him off is the reports. The Dolphins do know where he is, and he has not been in trouble with the law at all.

  • 6 ring circus

    It’s Jay Cutler’s nonchalant attitude.

  • RickM

    Lol, could be. Whatever it is, I almost guarantee it has been simmering for a while. I can’t see it being a one-time incident for Timmons to react that way.

  • Brenton deed

    I hope it’s not the black dog.

  • RickM

    Well his Miami LB coach has been with 6 different NFL teams, so he has moved around a lot. And of course Timmons had just Butler for most of his career as his LB coach, followed up by Oslavsky who has been a team D Assistant before that. My total guess is that LT may not be seeing eye to eye with the Miami LB coach, and his recent visit to the Steelers’ practice made him miss the approach taken by Butler/Oslavsky…and heightened any frustration he was feeling in Miami. Could be 100% wrong.

  • Jaybird

    I think it was reported.

  • Applebite

    The Steelers hosted the Dolphins during the Irma evac. How did you miss this? There was a photo of the Pouncey Bros. and an explanation of what was going on….

  • dany

    I hope he’s ok

    but I also hope his relationship with the dolphins is in the can and they cut him/trade him to the steelers

  • Steel Realist PAul

    Wow, I don’t know. I’ll have to spin back. Thanks!

  • Scott N.

    That’s kind of what I was wondering. Coming back to the Steelers facility made him realize what he was missing.

  • Rocksolid20

    They weren’t going to cut his snaps , just his win totals .

  • Steve

    LT missed his ole team, so what a better place.

  • pittsburghjoe

    6 million? Suck it up and quit acting like a spoiled millionaire. You had your chance to stay in Pitt and passed it up.

  • Steeler808

    I dunno. I hope this isn’t anything more serious than him being upset with the organization as this is so way out of the norm for LT.

    It’s nice to see that most of us here seem to be genuinely concerned for the man.

  • Conserv_58

    Looks to me like Law Dog is experiencing a serious case of, “You don’t know how good you have it until you leave, syndrome.

  • Conserv_58

    I believe the Depot did report on Law Dog and Mike Pouncey showing up at the Steelers’ practice facility when they had to evacuate Florida.

  • James Churchwell

    YES YES, come on back home “Law Dawg” the only NFL Home you’ve ever known….We most defiantly will make room for you…BELIEVE THAT!!…..You can come off the bench and relieve Vince “Bake” Williams, like J.H. does for T.J.,Yes what a helluva situation that would be for us….. πŸ™‚

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  • Superdriller316

    Wonder if there is a clause in that 11 million guaranteed contract that makes the guarantee money invalid for walking away?

    Believe I saw that VW is going to try to get LT to come back to Pittsburgh. Doubt he gets cut, but if he does, come home LawDog.

  • James Churchwell

    Yep, Yep, me too…that would be awesome.

  • James Churchwell

    I sincerely hope no other fans feel like that!

  • James Churchwell

    VW doesn’t have to get cut( and I doubt that he will) to make room for LT, if that was to happen.

  • pittsburghjoe

    The game is turning into a farce. I put myself into his shoes and ask if I would would act like that if I was getting paid that kind of coin. I get less and less interested every time something like this happens.

  • James Churchwell

    I feel you on that, but I’m just wishful thinking that maybe he isn’t happy there and the opportunity to come back home is possible….For all I know he could have some personal problems going on in his life with all that has happened in Miami……Either way I hope that everything works out for LT, one way or the other.

  • John A Stewart

    Whoooooooooooa he was loyal and a very very good player no need too diss him maybe it’s something serious.

  • John A Stewart

    Then go watch Cricket

  • John A Stewart


  • I.P. Freeley

    I heard from a third party source that LT asked for permission to be with an ill / dying family member, was told no, went anyway. Not sure if that is true, but that is what I heard from someone @ CBS through a third party.

  • Paul Rainey

    Like paying Bell over $7,000 for every yard on Sunday. He is the biggest farce. Of course it was a bargain this week as it was over $16,000 per yard last week.

  • pittsburghjoe