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Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa, Ravens’ Lamar Jackson iffy for Week 13

Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa, Ravens’ Lamar Jackson iffy for Week 13

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Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The playing status for Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson remains in limbo ahead of Week 13 of the 2020 NFL season. Tagovailoa hasn't played since he was benched during the Dolphins' Nov. 22 loss to the Denver Broncos. The team said Tagovailoa's in-game demotion was not injury related at the time, but later said he had sustained an injury to his left thumb. He missed the Dolphins' Week 12 win over the New York Jets because of the injury. Advertisement The left-handed quarterback participated in limited practice Wednesday and Thursday and threw with his bandaged hand. He is expected to be a game-time decision Sunday when the Dolphins host the Cincinnati Bengals. Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is in line for his sec...
Bengals, Falcons, Dolphins reveal COVID positives, close facilities

Bengals, Falcons, Dolphins reveal COVID positives, close facilities

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Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A trio of NFL teams announced Friday that players or staff members tested positive for COVID-19, which resulted in altered practices and meetings for the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals. The Falcons were the first team Friday to announce positive COVID-19 results. The NFC South franchise said a member of the football staff tested positives. The team decided to halt all in-person work at IBM Performance Field and meet virtually. Advertisement The team said the positive test result does not affect the status of its Week 9 game. The Falcons are to host the Denver Broncos at 1 p.m. EST Sunday in Atlanta. The Dolphins said they were informed Friday that an assistant coach tested positive for COVID-19. The coach is now in quarantine. The Dolphins conducted...
Dolphins defense helps Tua Tagovailoa win NFL debut

Dolphins defense helps Tua Tagovailoa win NFL debut

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Tua Tagovailoa bounced back from a big hit and an early turnover -- and was aided by a dominant Miami Dolphins defense -- en route to a win over the Los Angeles Rams in his first NFL start on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. Tagovailoa -- the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft -- completed 12 of 22 pass attempts for 93 yards and a touchdown and did not throw an interception in the 28-17 win. Advertisement "I don't think I played to the standard of what this offense is capable of," Tagovailoa said after the game. "Thank God we've got a good defense." The Dolphins scored touchdowns on a fumble return and a punt return in the victory. The Rams out-gained the Dolphins 436 to 139 in total yards, but had four turnovers. "It takes a team effort," Dolphins ...
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa faces tough matchup in debut as starter

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa faces tough matchup in debut as starter

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Tua Tagovailoa will debut as a starting quarterback on Sunday for the Miami Dolphins, and he has a tough matchup in the Los Angeles Rams. The Alabama product will stare at All-Pro defenders Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey and a stellar secondary when he takes his first snap Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Advertisement The Dolphins' game against the NFL's fifth-ranked pass defense and best defense in the NFC, in terms of points allowed, ranks as the toughest in at least a decade for a quarterback selected in the Top-5 of an NFL Draft. "I don't like to put expectations on anyone," Dolphins coach Brian Flores said Monday on a video call with reporters. "I think we just need to have good meetings, have a good walkthrough, have a good practi...
Miami Dolphins to allow 13,000 fans, require masks at Hard Rock Stadium

Miami Dolphins to allow 13,000 fans, require masks at Hard Rock Stadium

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Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins announced Monday that they will allow a maximum of 13,000 fans for their first home game this season at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Fans will be required to wear masks when not drinking or eating. The announcement comes after the Kansas City Chiefs announced last week they will allow about 16,000 fans for the first game of the NFL season Sept. 10 in Kansas City, Mo. Advertisement The Dolphins will host the Buffalo Bills in their first regular-season home game Sept. 20. As of Monday morning, the Chiefs and Dolphins were the only NFL teams to announce allowing a specific number of fans at their first home games this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hard Rock Stadium also serves as the home stadium for the University of Miami football te...