Miami’s Tannehill to have ACL surgery, miss season
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 —