Tannehill recovered from the left knee injury he suffered last week at the New York Jets to the satisfaction of Head Coach Joe Philbin and the training staff and will extend his streak of consecutive starts to eight. This will be a chance for the eighth overall pick to see how he measures up against the Colts’ Luck, the first overall pick of the draft.
According to NFL.com, today’s game will be the first-ever matchup between top 10 rookie quarterbacks whose teams have winning records. The Dolphins and the Colts are both 4-3 and are riding winning steaks of three games and two games, respectively.
MCDANIEL AMONG MIAMI’S KEY INACTIVES
The Colts will be without former Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (knee) and rookie tight end Coby Fleener (shoulder). Wide receiver Nathan Palmer, cornerback Marshay Green, defensive end Clifton Geathers, defensive end Lawrence Guy and offensive tackle Tony Hillis join those two on the inactives. Weslye Saunders starts for Fleener and Cassius Vaughn starts for Davis. In addition, running back Vick Ballard will start in place of Donald Brown, who is active, and Joe Reitz will start at left guard in place of Jeff Linkenbach.