Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said retired quarterback Jay Cutler is interested in joining the team based on a recent conversation. In an interview with The Palm Beach Post, Gase said Cutler is interested but he’s is trying to figure out everything. “He was surprised and he has things to work through,” said Gase, who also clarified that Cutler made no demands on starting if he joins the Dolphins. Earlier, Jeff Darlington of ESPN said Cutler wanted to be assured of the starting quarterback job and a starting quarterback contract from the Dolphins.

Gase was offensive coordinator with the Chicago Bears in 2015 when Cutler had his most efficient season with the team. Cutler is expected to have an easy transition in case he decided to end his brief retirement and join the Dolphins.

Dolphins still unsure about Ryan Tannehill’s future

The Dolphins reached out to Cutler after Ryan Tannehill suffered a left knee injury during practice. Based on the MRI, Tannehill’s knee has no structural damage but the team will seek a second and third opinion if he needs season-ending surgery. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Insider said that the Dolphins want to add Cutler to compete with Matt Moore for the starting job. The Dolphins are also looking at free-agent signal caller Colin Kaepernick as a possible starter.

The Dolphins are not comfortable making Moore the starter because he has had up-and-down moments in training camp.

Gase said that there is no definite decision on whether Tannehill needs surgery or merely rest on his left knee. The head coach said they are getting different opinions to make the right decision. According to Rapoport, the Dolphins are looking at every possible treatment before deciding on surgery.

When Tannehill injured the same knee last season, he opted for stem cell treatment and not full reconstructive surgery.

Trevor Siemian ahead of Paxton Lynch in Denver

According to James Palmer of the NFL Network, Trevor Siemian had some separation from Paxton Lynch in their battle for the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback job.

Palmer based his assessment after watching Siemian and Lynch worked seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 drills. “Siemian really had a better day than Lynch,” Palmer said. Broncos head coach Vance Joseph validated Palmer’s comment, saying Siemian had a good day and made some good decisions at the line of scrimmage that benefited the offense.