NEW YORK — Another former NFL quarterback is headed to the broadcast booth as Jay Cutler joins Fox.

Cutler was hired Friday by the network as an analyst to work on its No. 2 NFL team with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis.

Last month, CBS replaced Phil Simms as its top game analyst with Tony Romo.

Unlike Romo, who would have been in demand to play quarterback had he chosen not to leave the field, Cutler drew little interest as a free agent. So, at age 34, he heads to the booth. He’s hardly old for quarterbacking considering the slew of QBs still starting who are older. But his inconsistency, penchant for turnovers and the negative vibes he gave out caused teams to steer away from Cutler this offseason.

Cutler spent the last eight seasons as a Chicago Bear after breaking into the NFL with Denver. He was 68-71 as a starter.

BENGALS: Owner Mike Brown acknowledged Friday that drafting running back Joe Mixon from Oklahoma was a risk because of his background.

Brown said in a letter to The Cincinnati Enquirer that Mixon “did a terrible thing” when he punched a woman in the face in 2014. Brown also said it’s “unacceptable for a man to strike a woman.”

His comments came in response to a public backlash against the Bengals for taking Mixon in the second round of the NFL draft last week. Mixon was suspended for his freshman season after he punched Amelia Molitor, breaking bones in her face.

The day after Mixon was taken in the draft, a local television station published an editorial on its website saying it was a “disgraceful” decision. WCPO-TV said fans should stop buying tickets and instead donate money to organizations that work to prevent domestic violence.

A local advocacy group also urged the team to speak out against domestic violence. Representatives from Women Helping Women met with the team Monday and later said that “violence should hold no position on a team.”

After acknowledging Mixon’s behavior was unacceptable, Brown said the team drafted him anyway because he is “a rare football talent” that can help it win.

“In making our decision, we took a risk,” Brown wrote. “In this case, the risk has an upside as well as a downside. We believe Joe has put this behind him and that he can turn into the player and community member that creates a plus for Cincinnati.”

RAIDERS: First-round draft pick Gareon Conley called his meeting with police this week about a rape accusation another chance to prove his innocence.

Conley met with Cleveland police Monday to give a statement and a DNA sample. A police report released last week says that a 23-year-old woman told officers that Conley raped her in a hotel bathroom on April 9. No charges have been filed.

Conley’s attorney, Kevin Spellacy, said earlier this week that there was “a consensual sexual event” that did not include intercourse.

The Raiders have expressed confidence after drafting Conley 24th overall that he will not be charged in the case.

JETS: Veteran running Khiry Robinson, who broke his right leg at the end of last season for the third time in a 13-month span, is one of 39 tryout players, including quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, at the team’s rookie minicamp this weekend.

Robinson first broke his leg during the 2015 season while with the Saints. He signed with the Jets last offseason, but reinjured the leg in the preseason. After rehabilitating the injury, Robinson was re-signed by the Jets on Dec. 7, but broke the leg again in Week 16 after running for 22 yards on eight carries at New England.