The team's head coach announced on Tuesday that they had suspended Timmons indefinitely. Timmons wanted to rejoin the team this week, but coach Adam Gase was angered by the disappearance of the 11th-year veteran, which occurred on Saturday in Los Angeles the day before Miami's game at the Chargers.
"That's going to be something I'm going to keep in house; I'll decide on that later", said Gase.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday on Up to the Minute that Timmons did provide the team a reason for not showing up.
Timmons signed a two-year, $10 million contract in March; however he has not played a regular-season game this season.
The 31-year-old Timmons is "doing much better today and wants to resume playing immediately" with the hope that he will practice this week, one source told ESPN. "I don't know if that's real hard". With the Dolphins given several days off that week, Timmons spent time with former Steelers teammates on their practice field and in the locker room on September 8 before their first game. After hours of trying to hunt Timmons down, police in the area finally located the Dolphins linebacker on Sunday morning, according to TMZ.
The absence halted Timmons' streak of starting 101 consecutive games.
Timmons had spent his previous 10 seasons in the National Football League establishing himself as a leader off the field with the Steelers and a pillar of consistency on it.
It turns out that Timmons was dealing with a personal issue, but his lack of professionalism still clearly bothered the Dolphins, who have now suspended him.
Undrafted rookie Chase Allen started in place of Timmons as the Dolphins registered a 19-17 victory.