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With Ryan Tannehill on the shelf, Dolphins reach out to Jay Cutler

MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says he has reached out to free agent quarterback Jay Cutler, who showed interest in signing with the team.

But Gase says he doesn't think the Dolphins are close yet to signing a quarterback in the wake of starter Ryan Tannehill's left knee injury, which could sideline him for the entire season.

Gase said Saturday he'd like to determine Tannehill's status before bringing in another quarterback. Cutler would likely compete with Miami backup Matt Moore for the starting job while Tannehill is out.

Tannehill, who missed the final four games of last season with two sprained ligaments in his left knee, reinjured it a week into training camp Thursday. An MRI was inconclusive, and the Dolphins are consulting with specialists to determine whether surgery is necessary.