Wednesday update: The Dolphins are preparing for Jacoby Brissett to start on Thursday Night Football this week against the Ravens, per Cameron Wolfe. They still hope that Tagovailoa will be able to go, but it looks like he is the backup plan at this point.
Tuesday update: Tagovailoa was listed as a limited participant in Tuesday’s practice. He’s still considered a game-day decision for Miami’s Thursday contest against the Ravens.
Tuesday update: Brian Flores said Tua will be a game-day decision for Thursday Night Football. Flores said the next 48 hours will clarify whether or not he can play and they’ll decide on Thursday. TNF inactives will be 6:50 p.m. ET on Thursday.
Monday update: Tagovailoa was listed as limited for Monday’s practice session. The team did not formally practice, so this was an estimate of his status.
The Miami Dolphins made a bit of a surprise move on Sunday for their Week 9 matchup with the Houston Texans. The team started Jacoby Brissett over Tua Tagovailoa but kept the latter QB active as a backup option. Tagovailoa has a small fracture in the middle finger of his throwing hand, per Adam Schefter.
Following the game, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores told the media that Tagovailoa “wasn’t able to make all the throws the team would’ve needed to run the offense, per Daniel Oyefusi. Flores said Tagovailoa is day-to-day for the team’s Week 10 Thursday Night Football matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Dolphins beat the Texans on Sunday, winning an ugly one thanks primarily to Tyrod Taylor’s implosion. Taylor was making his return to the Texans lineup and threw three interceptions in the loss. Brissett threw a touchdown but had two interceptions and a lost fumble of his own.
Tagovailoa is in question due to his injury, but given Brissett’s struggles on Sunday, Tagovailoa’s job is not in too much danger at the moment.