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Ryan Tannehill: “No hard feelings” about Suh’s absence

Ndamukong Suh

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 file photo, Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) rushes during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. The 2015 NFL season has had plenty of flops such as Jimmy Graham’s move to the Northwest, the “lose-lose” LeSean McCoy-Kiko Alonso trade and the Ndamukong Suh-Miami Dolphins marriage. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)


Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh hasn’t been at Dolphins workouts recently, something that is his prerogative at a point in the offseason when participation is voluntary.

It’s also the prerogative of other players to react to Suh’s absence and a report earlier this week had unnamed members of the team “privately steamed” that Suh wasn’t taking part in the workouts. Coach Adam Gase said he isn’t paying attention to that report because no players had shared any issues with him and quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s comments on Wednesday probably won’t change Gase’s opinion.

“I’m sure he’s working to get better doing his own thing,” Tannehill said, via the Miami Herald. “No hard feelings. He’s done things a certain way his whole career, a process he goes through both mentally and physically. Sometimes you have to go through your own process to feel fully prepared in your own way.”

The Dolphins signed Suh knowing that he was an infrequent participant in Lions offseason work, so there wouldn’t be much sense in the team having a problem with it at this point. Players can have a different opinion, of course, but there’s not much reason to think this should be an issue of great significance once we’re past the voluntary portion of the schedule.