Dolphins' Tannehill: "I Want to Play" Sunday

Ryan Tannehill returned to Dolphins practice, but his status for Sunday's game is still in doubt

By David Hill
|  Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012  |  Updated 7:51 PM EDT
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Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since a left knee injury pulled him out of last Sunday's win against the New York Jets.

"I felt good," Tannehill told The Miami Herald Wednesday. "Obviously, not 100 percent, but felt good moving around."

According to the Herald, he participated in individual drills with the first-team offense, while Matt Moore (who relieved Tannehill in the Jets game) took snaps with the first team during full-speed drills.

Tannehill's status for this Sunday's game against Indianapolis is still in doubt, but Tannehill left no doubt that he would like to be on the field when the Dolphins play the Colts.

"I want to play obviously," he said. "I'm going to do everything I can to be ready, and hopefully that's the case."

"You want to see where you are, if you get your range of motion back, if the pain's tolerable, [if] you're able to take your drop backs and step into throws."

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Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said in a statement after practice, "Ryan was limited. We will continue to monitor his progress throughout the course of the week. There’s not much else to report at this time." He did not answer any other questions regarding Tannehill's status.

For his part, Moore said of Tannehill, "I think he looks great. He obviously has some work to do."

Against the Jets, Tannehill left the game in the first quarter when he twisted his knee on a Calvin Pace sack. He did not return. X-rays and an MRI revealed no structural damage, but he did sustain a bone bruise on his left knee and a bruised quadriceps muscle.

Moore completed 11 of 19 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown in Tannehill's place.

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