Mi­ami’s Tan­nehill to have ACL surgery, miss sea­son

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - FOOTBALL -

Dol­phins quar­ter­back Ryan Tan­nehill will have surgery to re­pair the torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the en­tire sea­son, the Mi­ami Her­ald re­ported.

Tan­nehill, 29, who missed the fi­nal four games of last sea­son with two sprained lig­a­ments in his knee, rein­jured it a week into train­ing camp on Aug. 3. The Dol­phins con­sulted with spe­cial­ists be­fore de­cid­ing surgery was the best op­tion.

Jay Cut­ler, who parted with the Chicago Bears af­ter eight sea­sons, agreed to de­lay his fledg­ling net­work TV ca­reer and signed a $10 mil­lion, one-year con­tract Mon­day to re­place Tan­nehill, who re­port­edly will be placed on in­jured re­serve. de­but be­fore San Fran­cisco’s back­ups led the 49ers to a 27-17 vic­tory over Kansas City in their preseason opener Fri­day.

Smith hit Tyreek Hill for a 32-yard gain on the first play, and Spencer Ware capped a 75-yard march with a short TD run to put the Chiefs up 7-0.

It was the lone se­ries for Smith, who fin­ished 4 of 6 for 48 yards.

Ma­homes checked in for the first time late in the sec­ond quar­ter, draw­ing per­haps the big­gest roar of the night.

The 10th over­all draft pick had a long com­ple­tion wiped out by a penalty on his first play but later cap­i­tal­ized on a blocked punt with a short touch­down throw to fel­low rookie Mar­cus Kemp.

Ma­homes was 7 of 9 for 49 yards as he du­els with Tyler Bray for the No. 2 job.

■ At East Ruther­ford, N.J., rookie Josh Dobbs threw a 28-yard touch­down pass to Cobi Hamil­ton for Pitts­burgh (1-0), which cap­i­tal­ized on two turnovers by New York (0-1). Arthur Moats in­ter­cepted first-year Gi­ant Geno Smith and re­turned the ball to the New York 14, set­ting up Chris Boswell’s go-ahead 37-yard field goal. Dobbs, a fourth-round draft pick out of Ten­nessee, was 8

Steel­ers 20, Giants 12 —

of 15 pass­ing for 100 yards and two in­ter­cep­tions.

At Cincin­nati, Ryan Fitz­patrick made a good first im­pres­sion with Tampa Bay (0-1), cap­ping his first se­ries with a 6-yard touch­down run. Cor­ner­back Adam “Pac­man” Jones broke up two Jameis Win­ston passes in the end zone for Cincin­nati (1-0), mak­ing the Bucs set­tle for a field goal af­ter a 14-play, 92-yard open­ing drive.

Ben­gals 23, Buc­ca­neers 12 —

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