Jay Cutler Reportedly Contacted by Dolphins After Ryan Tannehill Injury

On July 28, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said about a team signing Kaepernick, "If they think he can help them win, I'm sure - I would hope they would sign him", according to the Palm Beach Post.

The Dolphins and Tannehill will decide in the coming days whether Tannehill opts for weeks of rest and treatment - potentially six weeks to two months - with the intent of playing this year or instead undergoes season-ending knee surgery.

Other free agents are still on the market and could interest the Dolphins, including former 49'ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, or they could stick with back-up quarterback Matt Moore when the regular season begins.

"I've done this before in stepping up and getting ready if need be", Moore told reporters Friday morning.

Moore, who'll turn 33 Wednesday, said the live-game experience in 2016 has given him more confidence going into the 2017 season.

Tannehill went down with a left knee injury in Thursday's practice and it is unclear how long he may be out.

But to date, the Dolphins did not seek out a quarterback to complete with Moore for the starting spot.

Moore ran the offense through an efficient practice on Friday and will be taking the starting reps for the foreseeable future. He was here watching tape with us yesterday with all of us and hanging out. Because he did not have his partially torn ACL repaired during the offseason, a source told ESPN that he was a "ticking time bomb" and that any aggravation could end his season. "Nobody knows what's going on, but he seems to be in good spirits".

Regarding the decision to bypass surgery after last December's injury, Chao said: "Hindsight is 20/20". Rarely do National Football League sprains/tears need surgery, but commonly when they heal there is mild residual laxity. "There are four main ligaments in the knee - like the four legs of a chair If a one leg is a little off, the chair rocks but is usable, but if a second leg is damaged, it becomes unusable".

Either way, Tannehill will be out for an extended period of time.

  • Rosalie Stanley