Jay Cutler’s retirement didn’t last long.
The former Chicago quarterback has agreed to terms with Miami, according to multiple reports Sunday, as a replacement for the injured Ryan Tannehill.
Cutler, who reportedly will sign a one-year deal worth as much as $10 million, will compete for the starting job with Matt Moore.
Tannehill, who missed the final four games last season with a knee injury, reinjured that knee in practice Thursday. The Dolphins are looking into whether surgery is the best option.
The acquisition of Cutler reunites him with Dolphins coach Adam Gase, who was offensive coordinator for the Bears in 2015 when Cutler had the best passer rating of his career (92.3).
“I guess I know a different guy than what everybody else portrays,” Gase said in May when Cutler retired.
Cutler, 34, had planned to be a game analyst for Fox this fall. He was 68-71 as a starter with a career quarterback rating of 85.7, 208 touchdown passes and 146 interceptions.
Moore, the former Hart High and Oregon State standout, turns 33 next week. He helped the Dolphins clinch their first postseason berth since 2008, going 2-1 as a starter to end the regular season before a first-round playoff loss at Pittsburgh.
Gase gave Moore only a tepid endorsement Friday, saying: “Right now Matt is our quarterback.”
In other training camp and NFL news:
— For the second straight year, Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins will be suspended for the start of the season for a violation of the league’s policy on performance enhancers. This time, the suspension carries a bigger bite: 10 games as compared to four last season. Collins, a second-round pick in 2015, has said he failed drug tests at Louisiana State. The suspension will be costly to the Falcons’ depth. Collins started six games last season and had two interceptions. He moved into the lineup after star cornerback Desmond Trufant was placed on IR with a torn pectoral muscle. Trufant and Robert Alford are the projected starting cornerbacks in Atlanta’s base defense this season.
— The Jacksonville Jaguars have released oft-injured safety James Sample, a fourth-round draft pick in 2015. The Jaguars parted ways with Sample after he missed two practices because of an apparent injury. The team signed journeyman Jeron Johnson to fill Sample’s roster spot.
Source: Los Angeles Times
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