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Dolphins Twitter mailbag: Ryan Tannehill extension?

The Miami Dolphins have what head coach Joe Philbin describes as a “mini-bye week” following their Thursday night victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Therefore, it’s a good time to take a peek into the Twitter mailbag and see what’s inside:

James Walker: To my knowledge, there have been no contract discussions with Ryan Tannehill. It's still too early to determine if he is the long-term solution. Tannehill has 42 consecutive starts under his belt, but only 10 under first-year offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. Tannehill is still trying to find his identity and consistency with this new offense. Quarterback premiums can be expensive, as we have seen with recent contracts involving decent, but not great, quarterbacks such as Andy Dalton, Alex Smith and Jay Cutler. Also keep in mind that Tannehill still has two years remaining on his rookie contract. Time is on the team's side.

Walker: Right tackle Dallas Thomas struggled against the Bills. He allowed 2.5 sacks to Buffalo defensive end Mario Williams. However, head coach Joe Philbin appears confident that Thomas will either get better or the team has other in-house options such as Nate Garner or Jason Fox. First-round pick Ja'Wuan James held up pretty well in his first game at left tackle, which is a good sign.

Walker: I assume the context was a threat to make the playoffs and not the Super Bowl. If that's the case, I disagree. Miami is a playoff threat, especially for the wild card. It currently has the No. 7 seed, which is just one spot out with six games remaining. There are tough games remaining on the schedule, most notably road games against the Denver Broncos (7-2) and New England Patriots (7-2). But a 4-2 record down the stretch gives the Dolphins a chance.

Walker: I've seen this question a few times from Dolphins fans. I do not expect Knowshon Moreno to return next season. Moreno already had the injury-prone label before signing in the offseason and he lived up to it this year. Moreno had two knee injuries and an elbow injury while only playing in three games. He's 27 and has a lot of wear and tear on his body.