Cutler completed 24 of 33 passes for 230 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 19-17 win over the Chargers. He rushed twice for a loss of one yard.
Cutler was a reasonable facsimile of Ryan Tannehill in the opener, firing a 29-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills in the third quarter and remaining largely conservative while averaging 7.0 yards per attempt. The veteran signal caller likely benefited from the absence of ballhawk Jason Verrett (knee) and displayed outstanding rapport with Jarvis Landry, who he connected with on a whopping 13 occasions on the afternoon. Cutler also may have gotten a bit fortunate on DeVante Parker's impressive 31-yard catch late in the third quarter, as the third-year wideout likely prevented an interception by reaching over the top of safety Tre Boston to make the catch on a slightly underthrown ball. A balanced offensive attack that saw Jay Ajayi grind out 122 yards also worked in Cutler's favor, and given the overall results, Sunday's recipe is likely one that head coach Adam Gase will strive to replicate as often as possible this season. Cutler will look to build on his solid Dolphins regular-season debut in a Week 3 road tilt versus the Jets.
The NFL announced Wednesday that Sunday's scheduled game in Miami between the Dolphins and Buccaneers has been postponed until Nov. 19 due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma in South Florida.
Week 11 had previously been an open date for both teams, so the Dolphins and Buccaneers will reconvene in November to make up the contest. Cutler and his teammates are now set to make their regular-season debuts on the road against the Chargers on Sept. 17.
Cutler completed five of eight passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.
Cutler looked sharp for a second straight week, and this time it showed up in the stat line, though he did lose a fumble on the opening drive. He seems to have taken a quick liking to DeVante Parker, who turned a slightly underthrown deep ball into a 72-yard gain. Cutler previously compared the third-year wideout to former teammate Alshon Jeffery, who coincidentally was on the other sideline Thursday. The Dolphins' shaky offensive line could exacerbate Cutler's penchant for turning the ball over, but he also figures to make plenty of big plays while working with Parker, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, Jay Ajayi and Julius Thomas. It's probably the best group of skill-position players the 34-year-old has played with.
Cutler fell on his surgically repaired throwing shoulder on his final play in Thursday's preseason game versus the Ravens, but felt no pain after doing so, ESPN's James Walker reports. Speaking about the play, Cutler said, "I'm glad to get that one out of the way. I landed right on my right shoulder and didn't feel anything."
Cutler underwent surgery in December to repair a partially torn right labrum. Making his Dolphins debut Thursday, the 34-year-old faced his fair share of pressure during his two drives in charge. With no discomfort after falling directly on his shoulder, however, the veteran can now proceed with confidence in his durability, which will be needed as his playing time is extended in next week's third preseason game.
Cutler completed three of six passes for 24 yards while playing two drives in Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens.
Cutler's highlight was a running throw to DeVante Parker for a 31-yard gain on a 3rd-and-16, though the play was wiped out by a holding penalty. While held back by a poor showing from his offensive line, the 34-year-old quarterback looked surprisingly comfortable for a player who's been with his team for less than two weeks. His previous work with Dolphins coach Adam Gase seems to be easing the transition, and it also helps to have a strong supporting cast at the skill positions. Cutler figures to get extended run against against Philadelphia in the third week of the preseason.
|3||9/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/17||@ BAL||8:25 pm|
|10||11/13/17||@ CAR||8:30 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
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