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The Splash Zone 8/8/17: Jay Cutler Is Officially A Miami Dolphin

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Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

It’s official, Jay Cutler is now a Miami Dolphins. The quarterback was introduced yesterday after passing his physical and signing his contract. Adam Gase stated that Jay Cutler didn’t come out of retirement to be standing on sidelines. Though he has not been named the starting quarterback, Gase’s quote pretty much says that. Cutler won’t be ready for the teams first preseason game on Thursday, so Matt Moore will be the starter.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

Jay Cutler’s crazy weekend ends with him on the Miami Dolphins | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--Coming to the Miami Dolphins was never on Jay Cutler's radar prior to last week. He'd gotten comfortable with where his post-NFL broadcasting career with Fox was headed and was enjoying the extra time with his family.


Adam Gase

With Jay Cutler, Dolphins coach Adam Gase assumes massive personal risk | NFL | Sporting News
Adam Gase was going to take heat no matter which quarterback he tabbed to replace the injured starter Ryan Tannehill.


Dolphins Quarterbacks

Miami Dolphins: How Jay Cutler stayed in decent shape | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — When Adam Gase reached out to Jay Cutler after Ryan Tannehill's injury, the message was succinct. "In shape?" Gase asked. "Good to go," Cutler replied.

Live updates from Jay Cutler’s introductory Miami Dolphins press conference | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--All remaining loose ends have been dealt with, and quarterback Jay Cutler is officially a Miami Dolphin. Cutler arrived this morning, passed his physical and signed, clearing him to begin practicing as Ryan Tannehill's replacement.

Stephen A. Smith on Jay Cutler signing: ‘egregious’,
Last week ESPN’s Stephen A.

Don’t smear Miami Dolphins passing on Colin Kaepernick for Jay Cutler | The Daily Dolphin
The backlash is coming. Some of it will hit the Dolphins tonight, and it’ll probably be a full-blown controversy by Monday morning. Why did they choose Jay Cutler over Colin Kaepernick? That’s the question that seems to dog every team that doesn’t pick Kaepernick, with the implicatio...

Miami Dolphins’ Jay Cutler must be more than a mercenary | The Daily Dolphin
The noted Chicago columnist, Rick Telander, once selected these words in describing Jay Cutler: An immature, self-centered, non-communicative, unconcerned-with-you loner. Now that may seem particularly harsh.

Cutler in South Florida: What I’m hearing about new Dolphins QB | Miami Herald
Jay Cutler landed at Miami International Airport at around 8:40 Monday morning and was greeted at the gate by Miami Dolphins security director Drew Brooks, who had a cart manned by two Miami-Dade police officers to take the new quarterback to an awaiting car.

Addition of Jay Cutler doesn’t change Dolphins’ win projec
The Miami Dolphins outlook for the 2017 season stayed relatively the same after the signing of free...

Matt Moore, who will probably back up Jay Cutler, says all the right things | Miami Herald
Jay Cutler is in line to start for the Dolphins in Week 1. That means Matt Moore will again be a backup — a role no player truly wants.

Miami Dolphins: How Matt Moore learned Jay Cutler was on his way | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Adam Gase delivered the news to Matt Moore and it wasn't surprising. "It wasn’t very Hollywood," Moore said Monday. "It was just pretty straightforward.” Jay Cutler is coming and he isn't coming to watch Miami Dolphins games from the sidelines, as Gase said.

Three reason Jay Cutler will work in Miami
Yes, Jay Cutler’s track record has been a bit underwhelming, but he has yet to throw a pass in...

Miami Dolphins: Tough call for Cutler, who was 'content' at home
Do you believe in Santa Claus?

OK, how about the guy born in Santa Claus, Ind.?

With Jay Cutler as Dolphins QB, Ryan Tannehill on outside looking in | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—New Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler is coming into an unusual situation in his new job. This wasn’t a case of a team like Cleveland or Houston not having a proven quarterback and needing a veteran to give themselves a chance.

Bears excited for Jay Cutler; Dolphins getting ‘helluva quarterback’ – Chicago Sun-Times
Jay Cutler texted Zach Miller the news.

The reasons adding Jay Cutler is a terrible idea: Give me a minute | Miami Herald
I’m trying to find something wrong with this move. I don’t mind being that guy when the Miami Dolphins make a move that simply feels, smells, looks wrong. So I’m searching for what’s wrong with the team signing Jay Cutler to be its starting quarterback...


Dolphins Running Backs

Kenyan Drake taking advantage of more reps during Jay Ajayi’s absence – ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins list running back Kenyan Drake third on the depth chart, but with Jay Ajayi in concussion protocol, Drake took some first-team reps Monday. Drake caught some passes out of the backfield.


Dolphins Wide Receivers

Dolphins player Jarvis Landry investigated for battery | Miami Herald
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been investigated by Fort Lauderdale police for domestic violence battery against girlfriend, Estrella Maria Cerqueira. Cerqueira issued a statement exonerating Landry. The Broward state attorney’s office has the investigation, but doesn’t expect to make a decision this week on whether to file charges.


Dolphins Offensive Line

Teammates once again, Dolphins' Bushrod says Cutler is 'a great guy' | Miami Herald
Jay Cutler is a good teammate, a good person, and plenty tough. That’s according to Jermon Bushrod, Cutler’s teammate in Chicago for three seasons.


Dolphins Preseason

Miami Dolphins release first 2017 depth chart | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Rookie Raekwon McMillan is a starter in Miami's base defense, according to a depth chart released by the team Monday morning. The Dolphins open the preseason Thursday night at home against Atlanta. And no, Jay Cutler is not yet on Miami's depth chart.


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