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Dolphins rule out Tannehill, Stills for Thursday Night showdown vs Texans

Brock Osweiler will get his third consecutive start, this time vs his former team the Houston Texans

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Life comes at you fast.

For the third consecutive week, Ryan Tannehill has been ruled OUT for the Dolphins upcoming game vs the Houston Texans.

That means Brock Osweiler will start, and face off against his former team that inked the veteran quarterback to a four year, $72-million contract. As we know, things didn’t quite pan out for Houston and the two teams divorced shortly after.

Osweiler has found his home here in Miami and has looked good in Tannehill’s absence. Under Adam Gase in 2018, Osweiler has completed 54/80 passes for 654 yards, 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Can he lead the Dolphins on the road to defeat a Texans team that has won four straight?

It’s definitely possible, but unfortunately for Osweiler, he will be short not one, but two receivers heading into Houston.

Albert Wilson is unlikely to return for several weeks, and sources close to the team believe he could be placed on IR sooner than later.

However, Wilson isn’t the only wide receiver that won’t play Thursday. Dolphins’ star wide receiver Kenny Still has also been ruled OUT for the game vs the Texans.

So what does this mean for the Dolphins offense?

Could DeVante Parker see an expanded role in both receivers absence? It would be quite the turnaround for a guy that many believed was on his way out of Miami on Sunday.

A win on the road at Houston isn’t an easy task. But if the Dolphins can upset the Texans and improve to 5-3, it would go a long way towards their post-season aspirations.

In Brock We Trust