The Miami Dolphins have two tight ends in the concussion protocol.
Coach Adam Gase said Monday Dion Sims did indeed suffer a concussion against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. He also said Jordan Cameron, who has missed three games while in the concussion protocol, remains in that status.
Sims, you'll recall, suffered a concussion in the regular-season opener at Washington in 2015 and missed a month as a result.
So what will the Dolphins do about their tight end situation Sunday against the Buffalo Bills?
Gase said he, general manager Chris Grier and executive vice president Mike Tannenbaum will meet Monday night to figure out what direction to go with the situation.
The team is down to Dominique Jones and MarQueis Gray as the team's two healthy tight ends.
It's obviously possible the team can call on practice squad tight end Thomas Duarte or add a free agent off the street. The trade for Gronk or Jimmy Graham is probably off the table.
It is obviously possible either Sims or Cameron can recover in time for Sunday. But that is uncertain.
Gase also reported cornerback Chris Culliver and linebacker Zach Vigil -- on the physically unable to perform list -- will begin practice this week. This is indeed the first week players on PUP can return to practice, thus opening a three week window in which they can prove their health to their teams.
Dion Jordan is also on PUP but Gase said he's not ready to practice.
Gase said Vigil and Culliver will be limited to individual drills at first.