NFL notes: Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill is reportedly done for the season

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will have surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will miss the entire season, according to multiple sources, although the team has not made an announcement.

The Associated Press, ESPN and the Miami Herald, which first reported the news, say Tannehill will be placed on injured reserve.

Tannehill, who missed the final four games of last season with two sprained ligaments in his knee, reinjured it a week into training camp on Aug. 3. The Dolphins consulted with specialists before deciding surgery was the best option.

Jay Cutler, who parted with the Chicago Bears after eight seasons, agreed to delay his fledgling network TV career and signed a $10-million, one-year contract Monday to possibly replace Tannehill.

Cutler, 34, had planned to be a game analyst for Fox this fall. He was 68-71 as a starter with a career quarterback rating of 85.7, 208 touchdown passes and 146 interceptions.

Matt Moore, the former Hart High and Oregon State standout who turns 33 next week had been Tannehill’s backup. He helped the Dolphins clinch their first postseason berth since 2008, going 2-1 as a starter to end the regular season before a first-round playoff loss at Pittsburgh.

In other training camp and NFL news:

— Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will soon return to practice, but he won’t play in a game before Baltimore opens the regular season on Sept. 10 at Cincinnati. The Ravens announced that Flacco’s progress from a back injury is “good,” and that he will begin practicing in the preseason. The 10-year pro has not taken a snap at training camp. Meanwhile, the Ravens say offensive lineman Alex Lewis will miss the 2017 season because of a shoulder injury. He will undergo surgery next week.

— Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw passes to receivers during an individual period early in practice, according to the Charlotte Observer. Newton, who had shoulder surgery in March to repair a partially torn rotator cuff, continued to be held out of team drills. He had not thrown in practice other than light warmup tosses since July 30. It’s unclear if Newton will play in the Aug. 19 preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. Carolina defensive tackle Vernon Butler sprained his left knee during a preseason game against the Houston Texans on Thursday night. It’s unclear how much playing time Butler will miss while rehabbing from the injury.

— Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer had an impressive NFL exhibition debut, but coach Hue Jackson said the team’s three-way QB competition remains wide open. The second-round draft pick from Notre Dame showed off his big arm while completing 11 of 18 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns. He did not have a turnover. Jackson hasn’t decided who will start when the Browns host the New York Giants on Aug. 21. Kizer is battling veterans Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler for the job.

— The Packers have submitted videos to the NFL of hits by Philaelphia Eagles players that knocked out Green Bay’s Malachi Dupre and Damarious Randall on separate plays. Coach Mike McCarthy said he expected the league to evaluate the hits from Thursday’s preseason game from the perspective of player safety. When asked to clarify, McCarthy said, “If I turned them into the league, I don’t think they’re legal hits.” Dupre, a rookie receiver, was carted off on a stretcher in the fourth quarter following a hit by rookie safety Tre Sullivan. Randall was hurt after receiver Bryce Treggs hit the cornerback high while throwing a blind-side block. McCarthy said Dupre and Randall are in the concussion protocol.

— Denver Broncos nose tackle Billy Winn will miss the entire 2017 season after injuring his right knee Thursday night in a preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Winn reportedly tore ligaments in his right knee, including the anterior cruciate ligament. The sixth-year pro from Boise State played in all 16 games last seasonand was set to rotate with newcomers Domata Peko and Zach Kerr, among others, on the Broncos’ rebuilt defensive line.

— Promising Miami Dolphins rookie linebacker Raekwon McMillan will miss the entire season with after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament his right knee. McMillan, who was taken in the second round with the 54th overall pick after making 275 tackles in three seasons at Ohio State, had been the front-runner to win the starting job at middle linebacker until he was hurt covering a punt early in Thursday’s exhibition opener against Atlanta.


— Rookie quarterback Josh Dobbs threw a 28-yard touchdown pass and Chris Boswell kicked a 37-yard field goal in the third quarter to give Pittsburgh the lead for good in a 20-12 win over the New York Giants. Terrell Watson added a 15-yard touchdown run in a game that had little offense with Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers and Eli Manning of the Giants being given the night off.

— San Francisco’s Matt Barkley completed 10 of 17 passes for 168 yards, and C.J. Beathard threw for 101 yards and two touchdowns in the 49ers’ 27-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Rookie Pat Mahomes completed seven of nine with one touchdown pass for the Chiefs.

— Ryan Fitzpatrick made a good initial impression with Tampa Bay, completing his first series with a six-yard touchdown run, before the Cincinnati Bengals pulled away to a 23-12 victory over the Buccaneers. Fitzpatrick, vying for the backup job behind Jameis Winston, had mixed results after his touchdown completing six of 13 overall with an interception.


9:50 p.m.: This article has been updated with results from exhibition games.

6:05 p.m.: This article has been updated with news than Ryan Tannehill will miss the season.

This article was originally published at 4:25 p.m.

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