Coach: Cut­ler didn’t de­lay re­tire­ment to stand on side­line

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

DAVIE, FLA. | New Mi­ami Dol­phins quar­ter­back Jay Cut­ler won’t play in the team’s ex­hi­bi­tion opener Thurs­day, but look for him to be start­ing soon enough. “He didn’t come out of re­tire­ment to stand on the side­line,” coach Adam Gase said.

Cut­ler missed Mon­day’s prac­tice be­cause it took place as he landed in South Florida to sign a $10 mil­lion, one-year con­tract. The 34-year-old Cut­ler de­cided to de­lay the start of his net­work TV ca­reer for the chance to re­place Ryan Tan­nehill and be re­united with Gase, his for­mer of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor with the Chicago Bears.

“A sit­u­a­tion like this doesn’t come along very of­ten,” Cut­ler said. He is ex­pected to leapfrog long­time Dol­phins backup Matt Moore for the start­ing job while Tan­nehill re­mains out with a left knee in­jury that likely will side­line him for the en­tire sea­son.

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