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Dolphins QB Jay Cutler out of concussion protocol, will start vs. Broncos

(Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler is out of the concussion protocol and will start when the team tries to break a five-game losing streak on Sunday against the Denver Broncos, head coach Adam Gase announced on Wednesday.

Cutler returned to being a full participant in practice, for the first time since he suffered a concussion the team’s Week 11 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The injury forced him to miss last week’s 35-17 loss to the New England Patriots.

“He’ll be all right,” Gase said of Cutler. “He’ll have to have a good week of practice.”

Cutler has been inconsistent this season and is 4-5 as a starter for the Dolphins. He has completed 64.6 percent of his passes for 1,602 yards, 13 touchdowns and 9 interceptions and has an 82.7 passer rating.

Running backs Damien Williams (shoulder) and Senorise Perry (concussion protocol) are both expected to miss Sunday’s game against Denver, leaving Miami with one healthy running back. The Dolphins promoted running back De’Veon Smith from the practice squad later Wednesday.

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