Miami signed Timmons, 31, to a two-year, $12 million deal in the offseason after spending all of his career previously with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The contract included a $5.5 million signing bonus and a total of $11 million guaranteed. The Dolphins could to go after some or all of that bonus money, depending on what the team decides to do with Timmons for the remainder of the season or beyond.
According to Article 4, Section 9 of the league’s CBA, NFL teams may try to recoup money from players who have breached their contracts. That includes “any player who willfully fails to report, practice or play with the result that the player’s ability to fully participate and contribute to the team is substantially undermined (for example, without limitation, holding out or leaving the squad absent a showing of extreme personal hardship) …”