The team later announced that Cutler would not return to the game.

It has gone final in Miami. The Dolphins fail to recover an onside kick and the Raiders run out the clock to secure the win.

Touchdown, Miami. Cutler completes a 15-yard TD pass to tight end Julius Thomas one play after Parker’s catch. Miami goes for two and converts on a run by Kenyan Drake. It trails by three with 1:32 to play.

Jay Cutler, QB, Miami Dolphins: At the start of the second half, the Dolphins replaced Cutler with Matt Moore and then announced that Cutler was being evaluated for a concussion.

Brady on the possibility of one day being traded: “Everyone has the opportunity to go to another team or get traded, or cut, or released. I have played with so many great players that that has happened to, several times, and coaches too. Player movement is not new to anyone.”

Once they traded up for Mahomes, though, the clock started ticking on Smith’s time in Kansas City. If that clock inspired Smith to take more shots and get more aggressive earlier in the season, it’s also going to inspire frustrated Chiefs fans to want Kansas City to be more aggressive when he struggles.

Again, while Sunday wasn’t a shining day for the Rams on offense, they’ll look back happily at the day they convinced Whitworth to move out West. The 35-year-old longtime Bengals left tackle immediately solidified the Rams’ offensive line, making everyone else’s job easier while protecting Jared Goff’s blind side.

And while Goff was under pressure for long stretches Sunday, he was sacked only twice. Whitworth was the guy matched up against Tashawn Bower on the second of those sacks, but it was a clear coverage sack on fourth down, trailing by 14 points with 19 seconds left.
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Adam Gase: Dolphins getting ready for game until told not to

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Tuesday he’s awaiting a decision from the NFL as to whether his team’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be moved to another city or a day earlier this week because of Hurricane Irma.

Our final tier, quite simply, comprises those teams that have the best shot at winning with top-10 units on both sides of the ball. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it includes the two Super Bowl favorites and six of the nine teams with the best Super Bowl odds.

This file will be updated regularly from now through the start of the season, so you’ll have the latest info and analysis no matter when you draft — and we’ll keep adding new Insider content as it becomes available. (Most recent update: Sept. 1)

The Seahawks were Nike’s marquee team when the company took over the NFL’s uniform contract in 2012 (though the seemingly radical makeover the team received at the time feels rather tame by today’s standards), so it’s no surprise that Seattle has upgraded to Nike’s new template. In addition to swatting the Flywire, the new look allows the two side stripes to extend farther toward the center of the jersey.

One final Rams note: Newly acquired wideout Sammy Watkins has been wearing No. 2 during preseason games. That’s kosher in August, when the NFL relaxes its numbering requirements because of the large roster sizes, but Watkins will have to switch to something in the standard wide receiver numeral ranges — 10 through 19 and 80 through 89 — once the regular season starts.angels_024

Brock Osweiler responds to John Elway comments on QB’s benching

Osweiler signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Texans in March, choosing that over a smaller offer from the Broncos. Last season, Osweiler went 5-2 in seven starts for the Broncos, throwing for 1,967 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.

“I can understand that he didn’t want to sit down and have Peyton come back in that San Diego game, but it wasn’t the fact that Brock was playing bad,” Elway told the Denver Post. “We needed a change of something.

“So I was a little surprised just how he seemed to be a little bent out of shape about that. But he had an opportunity to make a tremendous amount of money in Houston, and for us, it just didn’t fit.”

The Texans and Broncos play on Oct. 24 in Denver on Monday Night Football.

Last offseason, the Minnesota Vikings signed Kevin McDermott to a two-year, $1.26 million contract. It probably did not register on your radar. Most contracts for long-snappers don’t.

On Monday afternoon, the Vikings signed McDermott to a new contract. This one pays him $4 million over four years, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Long snapper Kevin McDermott and #Vikings have agreed to a 4-year, $4 million extension, source said. Locking him up until 2020
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 8, 2016

Buffalo Bills

Even as wide receiver Sammy Watkins and defensive linemen Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams return to practice, the injury bug continued to strike. Left tackle Cordy Glenn was in a walking boot Monday, which will likely keep him out for the foreseeable future, while guard Richie Incognito left Monday’s practice with rib soreness. The Bills just need to get through Tuesday’s practice healthy as they continue their week of preparation for Saturday’s preseason opener against the Colts. — Mike Rodak

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins released their first depth chart of training camp, and rookie first-round pick Laremy Tunsil is officially the second-string left guard. Tunsil has plenty of work ahead in a short span to earn a starting job before the regular season, and a strong performance in practice this week and in Friday’s preseason opener against the Giants will go a long way. — James Walker