Report: Dolphins have reached out to Jay Cutler

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As the Dolphins continue to await word on the severity of Ryan Tannehill‘s knee injury, the momentum for Jay Cutler is building in Miami.

The Dolphins have reached out to Cutler, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Dolphins coach Adam Gase, who coached Cutler when he was the Bears’ offensive coordinator in 2015, has personally been in touch with Cutler, the report says. Cutler had a good season in Gase’s offense and the two get along well personally.

The Bears cut Cutler in March, so he’s a free agent and there are no restrictions on the Dolphins contacting him or signing him. He has already signed with CBS to work as an announcer this year, but that wouldn’t preclude him from changing his mind and returning to the field if the right opportunity arises.

Gase said today that Matt Moore is now the Dolphins’ quarterback, but Gase made clear that’s only the case “right now.” If Tannehill is out for the season, the Dolphins may go shopping for a new quarterback, and Cutler could be the man.

115 responses to “Report: Dolphins have reached out to Jay Cutler

  1. Cutler is an interception machine and often makes very bad decisions. Better to go with the guy they already had as a backup than Cutler.

  2. Dolphins need to sign Kap, everything else is in place. You know where he took us when that last happened. #NobodyhasitbetterthanUS

  3. That smug look on Cutlers face when he throws an interception or goes 3 and out…UGH…hahaha

  4. Cutler is a really good QB who never was able to play on a good team in Chicago. The Bears always sucked while he was there, and that wasn’t his fault. I think he might do well with Miami, a team that’s on the rise, has a good coach, and has some good pieces in place. Cutler knows Adam Gase well and is familiar with his offense. It wouldn’t take long to get Cutler up to speed in Miami. The more I think about it, the more I believe the Dolphins should do this.

  5. I really like Jay, but I would stay retired and live a healthy lifestyle. You have a good gig with TV.

  6. Cutler gets a bad rap .. anybody would suck in Chicago . lets be honest.
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    I would agree… but having watched the 2010 NFCC Game, I can tell you honestly, I’ve never seen a player quit like that. In a winnable game, with the Super Bowl on the line.

  7. aarons444 says:
    August 4, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I would agree… but having watched the 2010 NFCC Game, I can tell you honestly, I’ve never seen a player quit like that. In a winnable game, with the Super Bowl on the line.
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    He was supposed to be playing on a seriously bum knee, but I have to agree he looked like a guy just calling it quits. I mean, unless I couldn’t put any weight on my leg at all, I’d be on the field…

    But who really knows why? I mean really, WHY would he just quit during an important winnable game? Doesn’t make any sense unless someone in Vegas was writing him a replacement for his SB bonus check.

  8. Enough with the Cutler quit in the NFC Championship game, he has proven to be tougher than most QBs. His teammates even said his leg was shaking like crazy while he was in the huddle.

  9. Jay Cutler career QB rating – 85.7

    Ryan Tannehill – 86.5
    Cam Newton – 86.1
    Brett Favre – 86.0
    Donovan McNabb – 85.6
    Joe Flacco – 84.5
    Eli Manning – 83.7

  10. Remember that time when Trent Green got injured and Kurt Warner took over as QB for the Rams and they won Superbowl XXXIV?
    That’s not gonna happen with Jay Cutler.

  11. He’s a better choice than the anti-American, uneducated, lemming, race-dividing communist Colin Kaepernick. That being stated, I hope the best for the Dolphins. As a Redskins fan, I hold no ill will. They did beat the Redskins in the Superbowl in 72′ only for John Riggins to run over them on 4th and 1 in 83′. Regardless, HAIL TO THE REDSKINS.

  12. Cutler will cost $15M to $20M……Do the Fins have that kind of CAP space????? I doubt it.

  13. The NFL tv ratings crisis will only be over when Tebow returns from his blackballing.
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    Tim Tebow career QB rating – 75.3 (not enough attempts to officially qualify)

    Chad Henne – 75.5
    Scott Mitchell – 75.3
    Tim Couch – 75.1
    David Carr – 74.9
    Jake Plummer – 74.6
    Gus Frerotte – 74.2
    Mark Sanchez – 73.9

    Colin Kaepernick – 88.9

  14. It makes sense.

    They need to get someone in there either to supplant Moore or compete with him for the job. Regardless of anything else they need a guy behind whoever starts. You can’t go into the season with just Matt Moore. Fales and Doughty just aren’t enough.

  15. Kaepernick is very mobile and Cutler not so much. The other thing Kap now has something to prove. If those two are the choices I’d pick Kaepernick.

  16. nachofacefakeindian says:
    August 4, 2017 at 3:19 pm
    They did beat the Redskins in the Superbowl in 72′ only for John Riggins to run over them on 4th and 1 in 83′.
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    Only for my Raiders to make the Skins look like a high school team in Jan of ’84.John Riggins? 64 yds. Theisman? 45 rating, 2 INTs, sacked 6 times. 38-9, and never a question about the game from the first whistle to the last. THAT was a beating.

  17. Kaep is being blackballed. Everyone knows this.

    ….now excuse me as I feel the need to rally my Cali (i mean WV) base and discuss how I’m gonna save millions of wind farm (i mean coal mining) jobs. smdh

  18. “Dolphins need to sign Kap”

    I realize you’re from Frisco, but do you know absolutely nothing about Miami? They have a huge percentage of Cubans who fled the Castro regime when it came to power. Signing Kapernick would be about the worst possible thing that particular franchise could do from a PR standpoint. It would be better for them to lose more games than enrage a significant portion of their fanbase and the local community.

  19. chiefsfolife says:
    August 4, 2017 at 2:47 pm
    Have fun with that!

    Im 39 been a fins fan since I was like 5 years old….but yeah that was funny! Jay Cutler and we can see what Don Strock has in the ol’ tank!

  20. The Bears have NEVER been a QB friendly team!
    The AFC and more of an open Offense may be just what he needs. My Vikings have played him 2X a season and he has played tough, nobody can call him out for laying down. This may be a surprisingly GOOD move for the Fins. Jay still has a few good years left. Perhaps the shock of never playing will put some energy back in him.
    Besides I have never though Tannehill fan, he is no better than most backups!

  21. Enough with the Cutler quit in the NFC Championship game, he has proven to be tougher than most QBs. His teammates even said his leg was shaking like crazy while he was in the huddle.
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    Fair enough. I’ll admit, I’ve probably watched too much of the Iron Man. He played when he shouldn’t have, many times.

    But I know d@mn well, Favre wasn’t laying down with a Title in the balance. Look at the Bounty Bowl game. I haven’t seen a beating like that since watching your Bears in the late 80s.

    And I’ve seen Roethlisberger, Rivers and others limp around on injuries just as bad in lesser situations.

    .. just the magnitude of the situation. It probably isn’t fair to define him by that moment. But man, thats tough.

  22. Maybe if Kaep’s girlfriend wasn’t insulting owners and Hall of Famers….

  23. Cutler quit the NFC Championship? He had a torn MCL. You know who didnt quit… RGIII and look at how well that went, he took the Shanahans down with him.

  24. Cutler was solid his one year under Gase. With the dolphins skill players, Cutler could thrive. Then again I watched him with forte, Marshall, Jeffrey and the black unicorn and he still struggled so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  25. Cutler can help them out for sure!!

    He’s gotten a bad rap that’s unfair to him.. Think about it people.. For two of the years in Chicago his number one and two wide outs were Hester and Knox!!!

    Also there has never been a good O line let aline a great one!!!

  26. beachsidejames says:
    August 4, 2017 at 3:29 pm
    Kaepernick is very mobile and Cutler not so much. The other thing Kap now has something to prove. If those two are the choices I’d pick Kaepernick.
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    Maybe I’m mistaken but aren’t you a local? The Castro lover here? Maybe you don’t have any friends but don’t you at least have neighbors? How well do you think that will go over in this of all communities?

  27. leroysbutler says:

    August 4, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Brett Hundley for a first rounder.
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    Marijuana is legal in Wisconsin?

  28. Forget about Kaeps or issues right now.

    Just look at a Pure Football sense…

    You’ve got a legitimate, starting QB, with a known good rapport with the head coach who already knows the system…

    And you’ve got a Flash in the pan qb, who is realistically unproven out anything but an offense that features the pistol…

    And it’s August 4th…

    This shouldn’t even be a debate.

  29. nachofacefakeindian says:
    August 4, 2017 at 3:19 pm
    He’s a better choice than the anti-American, uneducated, lemming, race-dividing communist Colin Kaepernick.

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    Colin was using his right to free speech to protest police brutality. If that’s anti american to you, that means you think police brutality is american and free speech isn’t.

  30. Cutler gives Miami a chance to compete. Every team needs to believe in the season or else it can get away from you in a hurry. At least all Miami’s young players will be competing for a playoff spot instead of being out of it by Thanksgiving.

  31. I think this is a good move for Miami. Folks need to remember that Jay Cutler had his best statistical season when Adam Gave was his OC in Chicago.

  32. nachofacefakeindian says:
    August 4, 2017 at 3:19 pm
    He’s a better choice than the anti-American, uneducated, lemming, race-dividing communist Colin Kaepernick. That being stated, I hope the best for the Dolphins. As a Redskins fan, I hold no ill will. They did beat the Redskins in the Superbowl in 72′ only for John Riggins to run over them on 4th and 1 in 83′. Regardless, HAIL TO THE REDSKINS.

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    Anti-American
    He only utilized the rights given to every American citizen

    Uneducated
    University of Nevada – now where did you go to school?

    Race dividing
    Seems like the people most upset about it were white people. But then maybe you have to be black to understand what he was protesting.

  33. deedub1639 says:
    August 4, 2017 at 4:26 pm
    leroysbutler says:

    August 4, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Brett Hundley for a first rounder.
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    Marijuana is legal in Wisconsin?
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    I wish! OK a 2nd rounder. The kid can play.

  34. Cutler’s stats with Gase in Chicago were something like 28 TDs to 11 Ints and a ~64% completion percentage. That’s an adequate fill in. I think Kaep would be a fit as well but Gase knows what he has in Cutler and has had success with him before. I think it’s Cutler based purely on football. Unfortunately, Kaep’s other issues will likely come into play, such as how his Castro shirt fits in the Miami market. Another plus for both of these options over guys like McCarron or Osweiler is that Miami wouldn’t have to give anything up.

  35. Kaepernicks career W/L record: 28-30

    Tannehills career W/L record: 37-40

    Yet somehow Tannehill is a bum and can’t win and Kaepernick is getting “blackballed”…..makes perfect sense.

  36. Oh please let this happen. Please please please please please. This social experiment is going to be an absolute tire fire, I gotta get my popcorn.

  37. “Seems like the people most upset about it were white people. But then maybe you have to be black to understand what he was protesting.”

    I’m white, and I understood what he was protesting. I wasn’t “offended” either, although most of the people who were “offended” were probably just pretending to be offended. (Ex: See Eminem’s “I’m offended that you’re offended” line.)

    Let him protest if he wants, free speech is vital to this nation. God knows the soldiers who stood up for Kaep clearly understand that.

  38. snapcracklepopfart – You actually do NOT have the right to broadcast your obnoxious left wing political views at your place of employment and I didn’t realize wearing pig socks and praising Fidel Castro was just part of “protesting police brutality”. Fidel Kaepernick is a moron fully deserving of the backlash he is receiving.

  39. duffelbagsports – Every American citizen has the right to use their employer as a platform for anti-American leftist political views? I don’t think you understand that law very well.

    I’m real sure Fidel Krapperstink went to the University of Nevada based on his academic ability. Funny how he got a free education from such an “oppressive” country.

    So as long as its just those pesky white people who were offended that’s ay okay right? The race dividing comment was 100 percent correct. So what exactly is he protesting anyway? You do realize FAR more whites are killed by police than blacks every year right?

  40. Tough question. Do they go with the guy who disrespects his team and is out for himself, or do they go with the guy who disrespects the flag and police….and is out for himself.

    Think they better look a little harder. Thank God the Bus already signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to back up Winston.

  41. thermalito says:
    August 4, 2017 at 5:15 pm
    snapcracklepopfart – You actually do NOT have the right to broadcast your obnoxious left wing political views at your place of employment and I didn’t realize wearing pig socks and praising Fidel Castro was just part of “protesting police brutality”. Fidel Kaepernick is a moron fully deserving of the backlash he is receiving.

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    He IS a moron, because on election day he said he’s not voting because there’s no difference between hillary and trump. Hillary sucked but she would not have appointed a polluter to run the EPA like trump did.

    But Kaep is not anti american. You DO have the right to exercise you free speech at your job, and your employer has the right to fire you if they want to. People act like he was protesting the military when he was just protesting cops acting as judge jury and executioner. But america is full of angry white men who see no problem with cops killing minorities because they think minorities deserve it. Fox news twisted the whole story into Kaep hates america, their moronic viewers boycotted football, so now the league is afraid of anything that might anger the angry ignorant fox watcher crowd.

  42. thermalito says:
    August 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm
    You do realize FAR more whites are killed by police than blacks every year right?

    So what? Far more blacks are killed by cops PER CAPITA. Do you even know what that term means?
    The fact that you don’t think it’s a problem just shows how ignorant and lucky you are.

  43. bucsorbust says:
    August 4, 2017 at 5:29 pm
    Tough question. Do they go with the guy who disrespects his team and is out for himself, or do they go with the guy who disrespects the flag and police….and is out for himself.

    Go with the guy who disrespects the police. Many of them deserve it. Even those who aren’t abusive don’t report the ones that are.
    They’ve been abusing citizens for a long time and we’re just now getting evidence to prove it because of new cameras everywhere. Just this week video showed cops planting drugs at a crime scene. Wake up.

  44. snapcracklepopfart – America made the right choice not voting for Hillbag and her open borders policies. The EPA is a scam just like most left wing causes designed to shake down Americans for money and little else.

    So calling America a nation that oppresses people, praising Fidel Castro and embracing far left wing hate speech on Twitter isn’t anti-American? Enjoy whatever loony fantasy world you live in buddy. He CLEARLY made accusations against the entire country and all police.

    “America is full of angry white men who see no problem with cops killing minorities because they think minorities deserve it”

    This is a complete straw man argument not surprising for today’s mentally ill left who think anyone offended by Kaepernick is some sort of raging racist. Nevermind the fact FAR more whites are killed by police each year but I guess your anti-cop routine doesn’t work as well unless you can attach some salacious racial element to it right? Funny how the same crowd rioting and trying to block people like Ben Shapiro from speaking on college campuses is suddenly now so in love with free speech. Kaepernick is not only a moron, but his premise is FALSE. Minorities are NOT oppressed in America and the cops do NOT single out black people to go kill. There is not a shred of evidence to support either of these absurd claims but I find it hilarious folks like you are clueless enough to defend a guy whining about oppression while wearing a freaking Fidel Castro t-shirt.

  45. finsphan says:
    August 4, 2017 at 4:55 pm
    Kaepernicks career W/L record: 28-30

    Tannehills career W/L record: 37-40

    Yet somehow Tannehill is a bum and can’t win and Kaepernick is getting “blackballed”…..makes perfect sense.
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    Spin.
    No one is calling Tannehill a bum. People are only curious as to why Colin isn’t getting a shot.

    #alwayshypocrites

  46. thermalito says:
    August 4, 2017 at 5:41 pm
    Nevermind the fact FAR more whites are killed by police each year but I guess your anti-cop routine doesn’t work as well unless you can attach some salacious racial element to it right?

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    So you really don’t know what PER CAPITA means do you? It means if you are black, you have a far higher chance of being killed by a cop than if you are white.
    No surprise that a trump supporter doesn’t understand basic statistical definitions.
    Make Russia Great Again.

  47. duffelbagsports says:
    Race dividing
    Seems like the people most upset about it were white people. But then maybe you have to be black to understand what he was protesting.

    Well when you consider more whites are killed by police annually and the fact it gets overlooked then yea we don’t understand what he was protesting and I personally refuse to

  48. dabears62 says:
    August 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm
    I thought this was a Cutler article, not a political article.
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    Good luck posting any article about available quarterback slots without some racist fox news watchers jumping into rant about communist kaepernick. It’s as reliable as the sun rising in the east.

  49. zwakblog says:
    August 4, 2017 at 3:45 pm
    Bucs will win week one! Thanks Fins..

    PEE WEE Herman can QB the Fins and they will still beat the Bucs

  50. aliveguy24 says:
    August 4, 2017 at 7:18 pm
    Keapernik is unemployed for a Reason. If he was good he’d have a job.
    Stop the nonsense.
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    He lead a team to the Super Bowl under a good coach.
    He’s better than several starters in the league and far better than many of the backups.
    Owners are just afraid of the hyperpatriot idiots boycotting their team.

  51. OMG! Cutler is not someone that will ever lead any team to a championship. They should go with someone young and give them a chance. This organization is one of the worst in the NFL…I mean Florida has no state tax, the weather is amazing, the woman are so HOT that even I want to get on a piece of them….so with all the wonderful things that Miami has to offer why can’t they get super talented free agents to go over and play? Something stinks in the front office, and it isn’t the turds in the toilets…okay, that was a stupid joke…but come on Miami…get it together 😦

  52. v2787 says:

    Cutler is a really good QB who never was able to play on a good team in Chicago. The Bears always sucked while he was there, and that wasn’t his fault.
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    He went to the Super Bowl, dude.

  53. snapcracklepopfart says:

    So what? Far more blacks are killed by cops PER CAPITA. Do you even know what that term means?
    The fact that you don’t think it’s a problem just shows how ignorant and lucky you are.
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    Far more blacks are criminals PER CAPITA. That’s a statistical fact.

  54. Kapernick’s 28 wins are a heck of a LOT more impressive than any of Tannenhill’s 38. Kaepernick has been gotten his team to NFC Championship games and a superbowl. Tannenhill’s victories are nothing special.

  55. The Miami offense was more productive under Matt Moore than Tannehill. Moore had a 105.6 QB rating with 8 TDs & 3 picks, while going 2-1 to clinch the Wildcard for Miami. The QB signed will be a backup. Cutler has rarely gone through a season without missing games due to injury. This is not a good history for a backup. Gase reaching out to Cutler may be a smokescreen to lighten the trade cost for Osweiler, who would certainly prove more durable than Cutler. An Osweiler trade would mean their starter, Moore, would be earning 1 million a year & their backup, Osweiler, 16 million a year. LOL! Gase could evaluate Osweiler for a year & determine if he is Miami’s answer at QB. I watched all of the 2016 Dolphin games on NFL.com’s GamePass & Tannehill sure isn’t the answer! Author of BASEBALL MUNCHIES FROM THE 70S. Cover & sample pages at WordPress goudsal9068. See pinned tweet! COVFEFE!

  56. RGIII isn’t getting blackballed any more than Tim Tebow is. Some players just don’t deserve NFL jobs.

  57. Cutler has signed a nice, sweet deal with Fox to be one of their announcers. He is not giving that up to be an underpaid, one year rental for Miami.

  58. @snapcracklepopfart

    You keep using that word…I do not think it means what you think it means.

    PER CAPITA – for each person; in relation to people taken individually.
    “the state had fewer banks per capita than elsewhere”

    Maybe you meant per…centage wise??? or maybe you just misspelled PER KAEPITA, either way, your wordsmithery could use some polish.

    And, also, either way, the fact that you bring up racial connotations shows your ineptitude regarding the intricacies of football. While the PR nightmare does, likely, play into the decision not to sign Colin, only a complete football noob would think it would be wise for a group of professionals to sign a shaky, one-read, run-first-ask-questions-later QB over a guy who 1.) thoroughly knows the current system from previous experience with the coach, 2.) has actually shown he knows how to read a defense, and 3.) has not created the crapstorm of bad press that would be inherited by any team, even, loosely considering hiring him for his services.

    I suggest you get your head out of academia and into the real world where you are only worth what someone is willing to spend. If you like Colin, so much, and feel so strongly that he should be hired, you should a.) learn about how capitalism works, specifically the law of supply and demand, b.) go out and make a fortune, and c.) start your own team and hire him…then pay him what you think he deserves –aka whatever he is asking for (which I am assured is most definitely not 9 to 10 million)– as any other action out of you just adds to the continuing the self-embarrassment act you are putting on.

  59. Not a Cutler fan but he was pretty good in Denver. Good as in decent, young, promising. I think he kind of gave up at a certain point in Chicago. He was talented, but too much time has passed to think he could be good again by being on a competitive team. Hes got that quitter reputation now but the Bears could have done that to a lot of young promising QBs dropped in there.

  60. I actually like that they’re reaching out to retired mediocre qbs rather than look at Kaepernick, a medicore QB who is poison.

  61. Cutler drinks alcohol against doctors orders. He feels like crud all the time because he will not stop drinking booze. Has nobody figured this out? He could be great but he loves the juice more than anything else. closest thing to the kid drafted by the Browns a while back….Teddy a far better risk.

  62. As long as Kaepernick does not have a job in the NFL ever again…..I could care less who the Dolphins bring in

    If a NFL team does bring Kaepernick in…..I will find something else to do than watch another game

  63. Moves to actually improve the Fins:

    1.Cut Ryan Tannehill & pay his guarantee & swallow the fact he’s one of the worst big $ mistakes ever made by the Fins. 45 mil guaranteed over 4 years? Really?
    2. Place Matt Moore behind Brandon Doughty on the depth chart or cut him (preferred) and get a reasonable backup like Mettenberger & Cut David Fales.
    3. Start working on negotiations with De’Anthony Thomas for when he becomes a UFA in 2018.
    4. Obtain James Starks off the wire yesterday.
    5. Make strength and speed conditioning much more difficult on the entire team.
    6. Release all current PUP players.

  64. I see Cutler in Miami being like Carson Palmer in Arizona after washing out in Oakland. The talent is there.

  65. bigsc says:
    August 5, 2017 at 3:25 am
    Moves to actually improve the Fins:

    1.Cut Ryan Tannehill & pay his guarantee & swallow the fact he’s one of the worst big $ mistakes ever made by the Fins. 45 mil guaranteed over 4 years? Really?
    2. Place Matt Moore behind Brandon Doughty on the depth chart or cut him (preferred) and get a reasonable backup like Mettenberger & Cut David Fales.
    3. Start working on negotiations with De’Anthony Thomas for when he becomes a UFA in 2018.
    4. Obtain James Starks off the wire yesterday.
    5. Make strength and speed conditioning much more difficult on the entire team.
    6. Release all current PUP players.
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    Wow…
    1. There is nothing to be gained by cutting Tannehill, his cap hit would increase $4M
    2. Moore is only being paid $800k above his dead cap hit. Mettenberger is a scrub
    3. Get hit with tampering penalties for De’Anthony F Thomas???
    4. The Phins are stacked at RB
    5. Yeah, let’s increase workout injuries
    6. You just don’t know how the PUP list works

    This is a good example of why you should think twice before submitting comments at 03:25 on a Saturday morning.

  66. But…..but….but…..don’t they KNOW Colin Kaepernick; the second coming of QBing Jesus, is out there and the poor little guy doesn’t have an NFL job yet?

    That’s it. Every NFL team should be fined and lose draft picks until they seriously bring in Colin Kaepernick for a QB job tryout. Who cares if the team already has an established starter, runs a system he can’t play in, or can’t afford to pay him whatever he wants?

  67. Wow…
    1. There is nothing to be gained by cutting Tannehill, his cap hit would increase $4M
    2. Moore is only being paid $800k above his dead cap hit. Mettenberger is a scrub
    3. Get hit with tampering penalties for De’Anthony F Thomas???
    4. The Phins are stacked at RB
    5. Yeah, let’s increase workout injuries
    6. You just don’t know how the PUP list works

    This is a good example of why you should think twice before submitting comments at 03:25 on a Saturday morning.

    Fully disagree with your list and reasoning. Except #4, but really with your #3 comment you showed the world your an idiot. Rules are made to be broken. And when a player is underutilized and underappreciated as much as him then they should be. Its obvious your some sort of business man that’s never touched a football which is a great reason why you should think twice about talking the way you did to me. Also thanks for not giving me credit for Starks, since you didn’t bad mouth that I have to assume you never give credit even when you know its due. You just keep your mouth shut. Have a great weekend.

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