Jay Cutler appears to be taking steps towards playing this weekend.

The Miami Dolphins quarterback was knocked out of the game during his team’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last weekend and was placed in concussion protocol. He did not practice early this week as he remained in concussion protocol.

But the Palm Beach Post’s Joe Schad reported Thursday that Cutler was throwing passes while wearing a helmet in the early part of the team’s practice.