MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) — The Miami Dolphins will debut their new quarterback as they host the Baltimore Ravens in the second preseason game of 2017.READ MORE: With J&J's Single-Shot Paused, Medical Expert Says People Shouldn’t ‘Try To Skimp At This Stage’ When It Comes To 2nd Dose Of Pfizer Or Moderna
Jay Cutler, who was signed by Miami less than 10 days ago, will take the field with the rest of the Dolphins starters for a limited number of snaps Thursday night.
Cutler was brought in following the season-ending knee injury suffered by Ryan Tannehill on a non-contact play just days into training camp.
Tannehill missed the final three games of the 2016 regular season and Miami’s playoff game after partially tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee.
The sixth year quarterback was given a clean bill of health heading into this season but now the hope is that Tannehill will be ready for 2018 training camp.
Injuries have been a theme around the Dolphins so far this year.
Cornerback Tony Lippett and linebacker Raekwon McMillan have also been lost for the season, with both injuries happening over the past week.READ MORE: 'Bed Tax' Change Backed In Florida House
GAME INFO: Kickoff 7 PM, Hard Rock Stadium
GAME MATCHUP: Baltimore Ravens (1-0, 0-0 away) vs. Miami Dolphins (1-0, 1-0 home)
The Ravens are working through the preseason without their starting quarterback.
Joe Flacco has been dealing with a back injury but Baltimore is hopeful that he will be ready when the season begins next month.
For now, backup Ryan Mallett has been taking the majority of the first team reps, though the results have been less than encouraging.
Baltimore handled the Redskins in their season opener and will look to build on the win against the host Dolphins.
Miami enjoyed a nice comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons in their preseason opener but will be hoping for more out of their starters.MORE NEWS: Comedians Turning To Social Media To Share Their Work With Clubs Closed During Pandemic
The Dolphins first team defense allowed Atlanta’s starting offense to move down the field at will, something that will need to change as the regular season draws closer.