Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler was forced from last week’s 30-20 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at halftime when he entered the league’s concussion protocol. Cutler is expected to resume his role as the starter if he clears the protocol before the team’s Week 12 game against the New England Patriots. If he is unable to play, Matt Moore would make his second start of the year.
On Thursday, during practice, Cutler was limited in his workout, which was an improvement over the Wednesday practice, when he was unable to participate. Cutler threw passes and was wearing a helmet at the start of the Thursday workout. Moore, however, took the majority of the first-team reps.
Also on Miami’s injury report Thursday was linebacker Stephone Anthony, with a quadriceps injury, and who jumped from a non-participant on Wednesday to doing a full workout on Thursday. Jermon Bushrod, the team’s starting right guard, continued to not practice after sustaining a foot injury last week. The team also saw defensive end William Hayes, dealing with a back issue, and tackle Laremy Tunsil, with an illness, miss the practice.
Running back Senorise Perry and safety Michael Thomas, both with knee issues, were both listed as full participants.
The Patriots side of the injury list from Thursday included center David Andrews (illness), tight end Martellus Bennett (shoulder/ hamstring), tackle Marcus Cannon (ankle), and wide receiver Chris Hogan (shoulder), all of whom did not practice. Under the limited category, New England included wide receiver Danny Amendola, with a knee issue; quarterback Tom Brady, with an Achilles injury; safety Patrick Chung, who has an ankle problem; tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has an illness; cornerback Eric Rowe, with a groin problem; and, wide receiver Matthew Slater, with a hamstring injury.