"It was [tough] just waiting, getting out there and just waiting for the anticipation of getting going", Cutler said of his first game action since November 20. Cutler replaced Ryan Tannehill, who tore his ACL in his left knee during training camp just a few days prior.
He dealt with a leaky offensive line, and was able to go 3-6 for 24 yards against the Baltimore Ravens.
The 12-year veteran received an ovation from the home crowd at Hard Rock Stadium when he entered the game.
Cutler's arm looked strong and he looked comfortable in the pocket, stepping up on one play to avoid the pass rush while completing a long pass to receiver DeVante Parker that was negated because of a holding penalty. "He took a hit there on the screen".
"Thought he was good", said Dolphins Coach Adam Gase, who also coached Cutler in Chicago.
The Dolphins defense had some bright spots with defensive backs Xavien Howard and rookie Cordrea Tankersley coming up with early interceptions.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jameis Winston continued his solid preseason, completing 21 of 29 passes for 196 yards and helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat woeful Jacksonville.
Eagles 20, Bills 16: Of all the high-profile players making debuts in a new uniform, Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby was most impressive.
The Buccaneers (1-1) scored on their first three possessions, getting a short touchdown run from Doug Martin and two field goals from Nick Folk. He also had two kickoff returns for 23 yards.
Folk, who won the kicking job last week after the Bucs waived former second-round draft pick Roberto Aguayo, had an extra point blocked by Calais Campbell.