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Miami Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa to wear No. 1

Miami Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa to wear No. 1

Sports
May 5 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins rookie Tua Tagovailoa will wear No. 1 this season, becoming the first quarterback in franchise history to don that jersey number. Tagovailoa, the No. 5 overall pick in last month's NFL Draft, wore No. 13 while playing at Alabama. He also wore that number while playing at Saint Louis School in Honolulu. But Tagovailoa was unable to wear No. 13 for the Dolphins. The franchise retired the number in honor of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, who played for Miami from 1983 through 1999 and retired as the league's career leader in passing yards and touchdown passes. Marino's No. 13 is one of three numbers retired by the franchise. The others are quarterback Bob Griese's No. 12 and the No. 39 of running back Larry Csonka. After the Dolphins announc...
Bengals pick Burrow, Dolphins get Tagovailoa in virtual 2020 NFL Draft

Bengals pick Burrow, Dolphins get Tagovailoa in virtual 2020 NFL Draft

Sports
April 23 (UPI) -- Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa were the first quarterbacks selected in Thursday's 2020 NFL Draft. Burrow -- the No. 1 overall pick -- will play for the Cincinnati Bengals. The Miami Dolphins picked Tagovailoa at No. 5. "To jump to the No. 1 overall pick is crazy," Burrow said. "It's a dream come true." The Southeastern Conference broke its own record for players drafted in the first round, with 15 players picked. Burrow was one of five LSU players taken in the round. Four quarterbacks and six wide receivers were selected, and four trades were completed. Ohio State teammates Chase Young and Jeff Okudah went with the No. 2 and No. 3 overall picks, respectively. Young will play for the Washington Redskins, while Okudah is headed to the Detroit Lions. "It's time to go to wo...
NFL Mock Draft 2020: Dolphins take risk with Tua Tagovailoa, Eagles trade for WR

NFL Mock Draft 2020: Dolphins take risk with Tua Tagovailoa, Eagles trade for WR

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April 21 (UPI) -- Former LSU star Joe Burrow most likely will be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. How the rest of the draft unfolds remains unclear. My latest mock draft includes Ohio State stars Chase Young and Jeff Okudah coming off the board immediately after Burrow. I expect the Miami Dolphins to take the biggest risk in the first round by snatching Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa at No. 5, despite his injury history in college. My first round picks include three quarterbacks, one running back, six wide receivers, seven offensive linemen and 15 defensive players. I also expect several trades. The 2020 NFL Draft begins at 8 p.m. EDT Thursday and will air on ESPN, NFL Network and ABC. The draft ends Saturday. 2020 NFL Mock Draft 1. Cincinnati Bengals: LSU QB Joe Burrow...
NFL Draft: Dolphins prioritize game film, weigh injury history

NFL Draft: Dolphins prioritize game film, weigh injury history

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April 16 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said the team will prioritize the game film of prospects over what they did at the combine and in other settings when it considers selections for the 2020 NFL Draft. "We have an idea of who we like," Grier said. "But again, we want to make sure we have all the information. We have medical meetings coming up in the next couple of days." The Dolphins are one of the most well-stocked NFL teams ahead for total selections. Miami has the Nos. 5,. 18 and 26 picks in the first round, as well as two second-round selections and nine picks from the third through seventh rounds. Prospects and NFL teams are in unfamiliar territory this off-season due to the coronavirus pandemic. March and April typically are reserved for in-person meetings...
Neanderthals ate sharks and dolphins

Neanderthals ate sharks and dolphins

Science
Neanderthals were eating fish, mussels and seals at a site in present-day Portugal, according to a new study.The research adds to mounting evidence that our evolutionary relatives may have relied on the sea for food just as much as ancient modern humans.For decades, the ability to gather food from the sea and from rivers was seen as something unique to our own species.Scientists found evidence for an intensive reliance on seafood at a Neanderthal site in southern Portugal.Neanderthals living between 106,000 and 86,000 years ago at the cave of Figueira Brava near Setubal were eating mussels, crab, fish - including sharks, eels and sea bream - seabirds, dolphins and seals.The research team, led by Dr João Zilhão from the University