With the starting quarterback situation of the Miami Dolphins being up in the air since Ryan Tannehill's injury, speculation has run rampant about Jay Cutler returning to the NFL to reunite with Adam Gase. Now, head coach Adam Gase has confirmed that he had talked to Cutler. Also, the Minnesota Vikings handed out another contract extension to a defensive player.

Status of Jay Cutler to Miami

Today, Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase confirmed to the media that he had spoken to retired quarterback Jay Culter about joining the team.

Cutler supposedly expressed interest in joining the Dolphins, but nothing close to a deal has been discussed yet. Cutler would only come out of retirement to be the starter, which means Ryan Tannehill would have to first elect to have season-ending surgery.

In May, about two months after being released by the Chicago Bears, Cutler announced that he had been hired by FOX Sports to be a commentator.

He also announced that he would be retiring from the NFL after eleven seasons. Sources close to the situation have told ESPN that the quarterback is leaning towards staying in broadcasting.

These same sources said that Cutler is intrigued by reunited with Gase since he had his best season with him as his offensive coordinator. However, his continued contemplation is also leaning him towards staying retired and being with his family. If Tannehill does have surgery, Gase could go all in on pitching Cutler to join the team.

If not the Dolphins either settle on Matt Moore or look elsewhere for a starting quarterback.

Vikings give Linval Joseph extension

The Minnesota Vikings and nose tackle Linval Joseph have reached a deal on a four-year, $50 million contract extension. This includes $31.5 million in guaranteed money. The agreement comes off the Vikings have given defensive end Everson Griffen a four-year, $58 million extension and cornerback Xavier Rhodes a six-year, $78 million extension in the last week and a half.

Joseph was drafted in the second-round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the New York Giants out of East Carolina. He spent his first four seasons with the Giants before the Vikings signed him in free agency to a five-year, $31.5 million deal. Joseph has since played with the Vikings for the last three seasons, making his first Pro Bowl appearance last year. In his career, he has 359 total tackles, 16.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries.

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