DAVIE–The Dolphins remain thin at quarterback with veteran backup Matt Moore sidelined by a foot injury.
Moore hurt his foot two weeks ago in a start against the Patriots and missed the recent victory over Denver at home. Miami coach Adam Gase has already ruled him out for Monday’s home game against New England, saying today they’ll check on his status again after this week.
“He got banged up pretty good,” Gase said.
Moore’s last start came because Jay Cutler was in the concussion protocol. Cutler returned after a one-game absence and 18 of 31 for 235 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He exited with a big lead in the fourth quarter, and Miami got third-string quarterback David Fales in the game for a few minutes. Moore was inactive.
Moore’s gotten two starts and combined to go 48 of 78 for 391 yards with one touchdown and four picks, which comes out to a 57.2 passer rating. In his other games, he’s 65.5 percent of his passes and had three touchdowns with one interception.
For Fales, the Denver game was his first appearance in the NFL since the 2016 finale when he played for the Bears. Fales attempted one pass Sunday for the Dolphins, and it went incomplete.
Cutler put up one of the best games of his career Nov. 5 against Oakland, going 34 for 42 and throwing three touchdowns with no turnovers for his only 300-yard game as Dolphin. He hasn’t played a good game since. In the last three, a win over the Broncos and losses to Carolina and Tampa Bay, he had a total passer rating of 67.2 and had five touchdowns with six interceptions. He went 6 for 12 with three picks against the Buccaneers before leaving with a concussion.
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