Report | Lawrence Timmons not with Dolphins at team hotel

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 08: Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore (8) tries to break free from being tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94) during a NFL AFC Wild Card football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Miami Dolphins on January 8, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. The Steelers went on to win the game 30-12, advancing to the divisional playoff game. (Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire)
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The Miami Dolphins are expected to have No. 1 wide receiver Jarvis Landry on the field for the team’s Week 2 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. However, it appears as though the team could be without one of its key defensive players on Sunday afternoon.

According to a Sunday morning report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons is not currently with the team at its California hotel. However, his whereabouts are known with Timmons now serving as a game-time decision for the Dolphins due to his recent absence.

In a series of tweets, La Canfora’s initial report reads as follows:

“Dolphins starting linebacker Lawrence Timmons is not currently at the team hotel in California. His status for today’s game is undecided. Timmons, a free-agent signing, had been w/the Dolphins in CA ahead of game vs. Chargers but is not currently. His whereabouts are known. Dolphins do no kickoff until 4pm ET. Team officials/coaches are weighing the situation according to league sources.”

The 31-year-old linebacker is in the midst of his first season as a member of the Dolphins, though the veteran defender has yet to suit up for the AFC East franchise. Timmons made his NFL debut in 2007 with Pittsburgh, where he played the entirety of his career until this season. He was selected by the Steelers in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Florida State. As it stands today, Timmons has appeared in 158 career regular-season games en route to producing 981 total tackles, 35.5 sacks, 14 forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, 12 interceptions and 43 pass defenses in all.

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