DAVIE Kiko Alonso Jersey , Fla. (AP) —ons, and the Miami Dolphins would love to see those passes in a game.Maybe this week.Tannehill made progress during the team's bye week in his rehabilitation from a throwing shoulder injury, and remains on schedule to meet his goal of returning Sunday at Indianapolis. There are significant hurdles yet to be cleared. Coach Adam Gase said Monday he didn't even know whether Tannehill will participate fully in practice this week, but sounded upbeat about his quarterback's recent progress."I feel like it is forever since I've seen him throw," Gase said. "To me he looks like what he once looked like."Brock Osweiler has gone 2-3 starting for Tannehill. The injury-plagued Dolphins are 5-5 and tied for sixth place in the AFC with the Colts and three other teams.The Dolphins' eagerness to get Tannehill back in the lineup is magnified because their offense has gone nine quarters without a touchdown. Osweiler's most recent scoring pass came four games ago.Tannehill has said he's resigned to throwing with pain the rest of the year because of an injury to his shoulder capsule in Week 5. He's now targeting receivers on the move, but his shoulder stamina remains a concern and needs to be tested by the intensity of practice, Gase said."He can throw it down the field now Davon Godchaux Jersey ," Gase said. "It looks good. It's just all about how many times."Gase is wary of a setback and said he wants to decide soon on a starter for Sunday."I'm running out of time," he said. "We can't be wrong and start the week one way, and then flip when we get to Friday."Miami's first practice of the week — and first since Nov. 9 — will be Tuesday.While Tannehill's progress was encouraging, the Dolphins took another hit on the health front when they decided to place receiver-returner Jakeem Grant on injured reserve with a lower leg injury that required surgery. Grant ranks second in the NFL in both kickoff returns and punt returns.He was hurt in the loss at Green Bay a week ago, and initially the team hoped he might return this year. Miami lost another dynamic receiver, Albert Wilson, to a season-ending hip injury in Week 7.Receiver DeVante Parker might return this week from a shoulder injury Chase Allen Jersey , Gase said. He said the status this week of starting offensive tackles Laremy Tunsil (knee) and Ja'Wuan James (knee) was uncertain. Cornerback Bobby McCain remained in the concussion protocol.The AFC race tightened Sunday with the Dolphins idle. They have a chance to make the playoffs for only the third time in the past 17 seasons even though they've been outgained by 787 yards and outscored by 57 points."It's who can have the best six-game season," Gase said. "To give ourselves a chance in December to create our own destiny — that's what we wanted when we started this thing."How do the Buccaneers handle Jameis Winston’s suspension during preseason games? The Miami Dolphins will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Thursday in the preseason opener for both teams. While the starters for either team are not expected to play much - or maybe at all - during this game, the Buccaneers are facing an issue you never want to face as you prepare for the regular season. Tampa Bay starting quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first three games of the regular season, but he is allowed to practice throughout the summer as well as play in the preseason games; when the regular season starts, the Buccaneers will rely on Ryan Fitzpatrick under center.So, how do the Buccaneers handle that situation, and what kind of playing time do they give each quarterback during the preseason? Is there a right way to balance keeping Winston primed for the season when he returns while also getting Fitzpatrick repetitions with the rest of the first team?“Yeah Mike Hull Jersey , well there’s no formula written down in the coach’s handbook for that, so we’re trying to get Jameis reps with all three groups,” Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter told reporters last week. “Obviously, we’ve got to give Fitz work. One of the advantages of having a 27-year veteran quarterback is he doesn’t need quite as many reps, so we can still get Jameis some work with the first group. But, Jameis is also getting more reps with the twos and threes. If you just counted them up every day, Jameis is getting the most reps everyday - barely - in camp. Also Matt Haack Jersey , we can’t forget about Ryan Griffin. He needs his reps because he’s one play away from being in there.”James Yarcho from Bucs Nation disagreed with the coach’s assessment of the situation, primarily with how the team looks at Fitzpatrick’s preparation for the season. He wrote, “Though I tend to disagree slightly with Koetter’s assessment that Fitzpatrick doesn’t need as many reps because of how long he’s been in the league, you have to understand that Winston will be without practice for three weeks. Therefore, he needs as many reps as possible now so that he’s ready to go come week four.”He continued, adding, “As for Fitz Stephone Anthony Jersey , this is a guy that has been a starter but needs as many reps as possible given that he doesn’t usually work with the first team offense. These guys have a limited window in which to build some chemistry and a rapport so that the first three games aren’t a complete bloodbath.”How the Buccaneers deal with the quarterback situation will be something to watch throughout the summer for Tampa Bay fans. For Dolphins fans coming into Thursday’s game, a game with limited reps for the first team normally, I would expect to see plenty of Ryan Griffin and Austin Allen at quarterback, rather than any extended playing time for either Winston or Fitzpatrick. My guess would be Winston starts and plays one series. Fitzpatrick comes in for the second series, then both players shut it down for the night.