Dolphins' Moore evaluated for possible concussion
DAVIE, Fla. (AP)
Miami Dolphins interim coach Todd Bowles might have a new starter at quarterback Sunday.
Quarterback Matt Moore's status was uncertain Monday after he left the Dolphins' loss against Philadelphia with a head injury. The initial diagnosis was a slight concussion, and Moore was to undergo further evaluation.
The Dolphins also awaited test results on Pro Bowl tackle Jake Long, who underwent an MRI exam for a back injury that knocked him out of Sunday's game.
If Moore can't play Sunday at Buffalo, J.P. Losman would start against his former teammates. Losman would be the 17th quarterback to start for Miami since Dan Marino retired.
Instability at QB helped doom Tony Sparano, who was fired as coach Monday three games from the end of his fourth season. Bowles, who had been assistant head coach and secondary coach, will take over the rest of the year.
Losman came off the bench with Miami trailing Philadelphia 24-10, threw his first NFL completion since 2008 and finished six for 10 for 60 yards with five sacks, one for a safety.
Losman signed with the Dolphins on Oct. 25. A first-round draft choice in 2004, he started 33 games in five seasons with the Bills, throwing 33 touchdown passes and 34 interceptions. He spent part of the 2010 season with the Seattle Seahawks but didn't play.
When pressed into action on Sunday, Losman said, he was ready.
''I haven't thrown down the field in a while, so it was exciting,'' he said. ''I prepared really hard. I know the offense, I know it well.''