Dolphins' Tannehill to have season-ending surgery

  • Dolphins' Tannehill to have season-ending surgery

Dolphins' Tannehill to have season-ending surgery

NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala initially provided some optimism for Tannehill and the Dolphins when she reported there was no structural damage to the knee.

As it's been speculated since last week, Ryan Tannehill will undergo surgery to fix the damage to his twice-injured ACL on his left knee. He will enter the 2018 season at 30 years old and has no guaranteed money left on his contract. Also on the roster is Matt Moore, who went 2-2 for last season in place of Tannehill.

Tannehill chose to avoid surgery after last season's injury.

Cutler, who had been released by the Bears in March and found little interest in the free agent market, had begun to pursue a career as an analyst on Fox football telecasts, but he had an out clause should an NFL job arise.

While the Dolphins and Tannehill reportedly came to a decision regarding his knee injury Friday night, Miami's front office and coaching staff have made it clear that they still intend to compete in 2017. The Dolphins consulted with specialists before the team and Tannehill decided on surgery. He suffered a torn labrum in his right throwing shoulder and underwent surgery in December.

Tannehill completed 67.1 percent of his passes a year ago, throwing for 2,995 yards, 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions with a career-best 93.5 passer rating in 13 games.

Tannehill will still be around the team this season, Gase said.