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Dolphins upset over report of supposed Laremy Tunsil ankle issue

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The Miami Dolphins are not happy with a report that suggested Laremy Tunsil has a serious ankle injury that could threaten his career.

On Wednesday, Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole reported that Tunsil’s surprising fall on draft night was not merely the result of the marijuana bong video, but because of an ankle condition.

Cole reports that Tunsil has a pre-arthritic condition in his ankle that came up late in the draft process. He says it’s so bad that some believe it may be worse than Myles Jack’s knee in the long run. Jack’s knee was such a concern, it led a potential top-five draft talent to fall to the second round.

Cole does note that the condition is up to interpretation. The Dolphins, however, see the situation more unambiguously and are upset over the report.

The Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero reports that the Dolphins are angry over the report. GM Mike Tannenbaum says the team has no concern over the offensive lineman’s ankle.

“None. Zero,” Tannenbaum said on WQAM. “He’s full go. He’s fine. We never had concerns about his ankle.”

It was also noted that not only was there zero talk about a concern regarding Tunsil’s ankle, but also that he was not asked to return to the combine for a second physical, which is often a sign of lingering concern over an issue.

So what is the source of this report? There is speculation that someone with a team may be floating it to cover his rear to avoid getting heat for passing on the talented Ole Miss product.

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