Dolphins' Cutler Ruled Out at New England; Moore to Start
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler was ruled out of Sunday's game at New England because of a concussion, and backup Matt Moore will make his second start of the season.
Cutler practiced Friday, but remains in the concussion protocol. He threw three interceptions in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay before he left at halftime because of his injury.
Moore threw for 282 yards and a score in the second half. He started for an injured Cutler three weeks ago at Baltimore and Miami lost 40-0.
Guard Jermon Bushrod (foot) and defensive end William Hayes (back) were also ruled out.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sat out practice Wednesday with what the team says is an Achilles tendon injury. However, Brady has started all 10 games this season for New England and has yet to miss a game because of an injury since 2008 when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opening game.
The AFC East-leading New England has won six games in a row and hosts the Dolphins, who have lost their last four games, on Sunday at 1 p.m.