Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill elects to have season-ending knee surgery

DAVIE FL- MAY 31 Miami Dolphins Quarterback Ryan Tannehill talks with Miami Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase during a practice session at the Miami Dolphins training camp

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Also on the roster is Matt Moore, who went 2-2 for last season in place of Tannehill.

With the Dolphins, he'll be reunited with Adam Gase, Miami's head coach who helped Cutler to his most efficient season while serving as Chicago's offensive coordinator in 2015.

When asked about his conversation with Tannehill, Gase said: "It was probably tougher for me".

Tannehill's replacement, Jay Cutler, practiced for the second time Saturday and might play in Thursday's exhibition game against the Baltimore Ravens.

That's quite an "if" though, as Cutler struggled through his five games last season, managing five interceptions and just four touchdowns. Miami moved quickly to address its quarterback situation, handing Cutler, 34, a one-year, $10 million contract. "It's more and more real".

Tannehill will still be around the team this season, Gase said. "The fact that it's him and he knows his body and how he feels-It's unfortunate for him because he worked so hard to be available for us". Their worst fears were realized and a week later he has decided the best course of action is reconstructive surgery sometime this week, a decision he should have made last season instead of stem cell therapy and rehab, but hindsight is 20/20.

"He's handling it good". Brandon Doughty and David Fales are further down the Dolphins' quarterback depth chart.

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