Dolphins LB Timmons inactive vs. Chargers

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The Dolphins reportedly noticed Timmons was missing during a room check Saturday night.

The Miami Dolphins linebacker apparently was missing and team was so distraught and anxious that they actually filed a missing persons report, according to TMZ. He had reportedly spoken to the mother of his child and told her his missed the baby and wanted to visit, TMZ reported.

The 31-year-old was ruled inactive on Sunday after he went AWOL the day before because something "angered" him, the Miami Herald reported.

Per that report, "Our sources say the team scrambled to find him-calling family and close friends before ultimately filing a missing persons report with local law enforcement".

"I need to figure some things out before I talk about this", he said.

The Dolphins returned to South Florida early Monday morning following their 19-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Timmons, entering his 11th National Football League season, was dealing with his personal matter Saturday and returned to the team early Sunday morning before the Dolphins chose to make him inactive against the Chargers in Carson, Calif.

After dealing with what one source described as "a personal matter" this weekend, Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons is scheduled to meet today with doctors to try to figure out what is wrong, per sources. According to, the team doesn't believe that this is CTE-related.

The linebacker had been with the team over the past week as the Dolphins practiced in Los Angeles.

Part of the reason that this is an especially odd situation is because Timmons nearly never misses a game.

The move ended a streak of 120 consecutive games played by Timmons, who hasn't missed a game since 2009.

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