Dolphins safety Jones to play in Green Bay

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DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - As he tried to resolve issues that led safety Reshad Jones to take himself out of a game, Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase acknowledged Monday didn't feel like a typical day after a victory.

"No," Gase said. "It's slightly irritating."

Gase said Jones will be back in the lineup this week at Green Bay, and added that communication problems between defensive coordinator Matt Burke and players need to be addressed.

Gase and Jones met hours after the two-time Pro Bowl safety watched the second half of Sunday's 13-6 win over the New York Jets from the sideline.

"Me and him are on the same page," Gase said.

The coach declined to say why Jones removed himself from the game. But the Dolphins' plan to rotate safeties may have contributed, and Gase indicated he's not comfortable with communication between Burke and players.

"I have to get some things cleaned up as far as how we go about things," Gase said. "That's what today is going to be mostly about."

At quarterback, Brock Osweiler is likely to make his fifth consecutive start in place of Ryan Tannehill, who remains sidelined by a throwing shoulder injury. Gase declined to rule out Tannehill against the Packers, but said it wasn't even certain he would be allowed to throw Monday or Tuesday.

Gase calls offensive plays, but said he has recently become more involved with the defense. The Dolphins gave up 102 points in the three games before Sunday, with blown coverage in the secondary a recurring problem.

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Bills might have some good news on offense, for once.

Rookie quarterback Josh Allen resumed throwing for the first time in three weeks since spraining his right elbow, and there's a possibility he could play against the New York Jets this weekend.

Coach Sean McDermott wouldn't rule out Allen from playing Sunday, but was cautious in adding, "I'm going to take it day to day at this point."

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Larry Drew's awkward impasse with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over.

The team relented to Drew's requests by restructuring his contract and signing him to be their coach for the remainder of this season - and perhaps beyond.

Drew and his agent, Andy Miller, had been negotiating since the Cavs' top assistant asked for security and guarantees if he was going to become the rebuilding team's interim coach and replace Tyronn Lue, who was fired on Oct. 28 following a 0-6 start. Drew wanted a pay raise to finish out the season and got one.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Trevor Rosenthal's comeback from his 2017 Tommy John surgery went so well, the Washington Nationals newest reliever says he considered trying to get back to the majors last season.

"The whole process has been very smooth. No hiccups. I felt really good the whole time. Almost too good," Rosenthal said Monday during a conference call with reporters. "Especially there, after the All-Star break, I was kind of anxious, thinking I might be able to pitch before the season was over. But the plan all along from my doctor was just to take this year off, so we stuck with that plan."

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