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  1. The 2019 free agent edge rushing class should thank Khalil Mack — by not caving in Oakland and eventually garnering a $23.5M/year contract from the Bears, Mack reset the market for pass rushers. As Joel Corry of CBSSports.com recently noted, $20M per season for star edge defenders is now the “new norm.” 2019 free agency will bring an excellent crop of available defensive ends/outside linebackers, and while the list of players on the open market will certainly change by next spring thanks to extensions and franchise tags, there should be plenty of talent to go around. If your team needs someone to get after the quarterback, 2019 is the time to attack. Let’s take a look at the market as a whole, which I’ve sorted into a few different tiers: Open your checkbook Frank Clark (Seahawks) Jadeveon Clowney (Texans) Trey Flowers (Patriots) Dee Ford (Chiefs) DeMarcus Lawrence (Cowboys) Each of these players will be a legitimate candidate for the franchise tag in 2019, although the salary amounts would vary. Clark and F
  2. The Dolphins will be without Ryan Tannehill for a while. The good news here is that the Dolphins still believe that Tannehill will be able to play again. The team is not currently exploring surgical options for his injured shoulder (Twitter link via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald) and believes he’ll be able to play once the swelling and irritation improves. For however long Tannehill is out, the Dolphins will rely on backup Brock Osweiler to carry the torch. If the one-time coveted free agent continues to play like he did against the Bears in last weekend’s OT win, the Dolphins will get by just fine. If Osweiler implodes against Detroit and Houston and Tannehill’s recovery drags, it’s possible that the Fins will explore the trade market for QB options. In the short term, the Dolphins will probably stand pat at quarterback. They currently have two healthy QBs on the roster in Osweiler and David Fales.
  3. The Miami Dolphins will be forced to go with Brock Osweiler under center for the foreseeable future. Starter Ryan Tannehill has already been ruled out for Week 7 against the Detroit Lions and is unlikely to play the following week. As the NFL investigates Tannehill’s injury and the Dolphins’ handling of it, the team is not looking at its starter undergoing shoulder surgery. If this sounds familiar, it should. Tannehill suffered a torn ACL late in the 2016 season. After the organization decided against him undergoing surgery, the former first-round pick reinjured said knee and missed the entire 2017 season. It’s quickly becoming a major source of speculation and drama in South Beach. Tannehill was ruled out for Week 7’s game after it was noted he simply can’t throw. Short of him somehow improving with rest, surgery seems imminent. Just don’t tell that the Dolphins’ brass.
  4. Ryan Tannehill is going to miss his second consecutive game when the Miami Dolphins take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday, and it sounds like the quarterback still has multiple weeks to go before he is ready to return. According to ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe, Tannehill is unlikely to play in Week 8 when the Dolphins take on the Houston Texans on “Thursday Night Football.” Dolphins coach Adam Gase said this week that Tannehill is considered day-to-day with his shoulder injury, but the fact that he is going to miss at least three games means it is fairly serious. Gase said the injury got progressively worse last week, and the NFL is actually looking into whether or not the Dolphins broke rules with the way they reported it. Brock Osweiler was able to lead Miami to a dramatic overtime win over the Chicago Bears last Sunday, and the Dolphins are hoping for more of that magic going forward.
  5. The Dolphins have already ruled out quarterback Ryan Tannehill for their Week 7 contest against the Lions, and the NFL is now investigating how Miami handled reporting Tannehill’s shoulder injury in Week 6, as Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.  Tannehill was a full participant in both Wednesday and Thursday practice last week, but he was limited on Friday before being inactive against the Bears on Sunday. The league will often look into such cases where injury designations present something of a question mark; some clubs are subsequently fined, others are cleared, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com noted. Without Tannehill available, Miami will once again deploy Brock Osweiler, who threw for a career-high 380 yards against Chicago. Here’s more injury news from around the NFL: Falcons running back Devonta Freeman will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair his groin injury, per Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. Freeman’s recovery timeline isn’t yet clear, but reports that surfaced earlier this week did indicate that Freeman