Jay Cutler expected to be 'available' Week 9 despite cracked ribs

Ross Houston
October 27, 2017

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Cutler is expected to healthy enough to play in the Dolphins' Week 9 matchup against the Oakland Raiders. Though there isn't much that can be done about cracked ribs, pain management can be a huge issue.

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase has confirmed that Cutler has suffered multiple cracked ribs after he was hit by linebacker Jordan Jenkins in the third quarter of their 31-28 victory over the New York Jets last Sunday. If Moore plays well against the Ravens, Gase and the Dolphins could have a quarterback controversy.

The Miami Dolphins have officially ruled out two offensive starters as the team prepares for a game on a short week. I wasn't going to put him out there tonight.

Long-time backup quarterback Matt Moore should get his first start of the season if Cutler is unavailable on Thursday. He has completed 62.8 percent of his passes for 995 yards with 7 touchdowns to 5 interceptions but sports a 35 QBR and a 78.8 rating.

Cutler has been a mixed bag at quarterback this year. The Dolphins went as far as bringing former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler out of retirement so he could start for them this season.

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