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Tua Tagovailoa

Dolphins’ QB Tua Tagovailoa ruled “out” for playoff game against Bills

Tua Tagovailoa (#1) drops back to pass for Dolphins versus Ravens
Tommy Gilligan - USA Today Sports

Tua Tagovailoa will not play in Sunday’s wild-card playoff matchup between Miami and Buffalo.

The third-year quarterback has been ruled “out” as Dolphins’ head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters Wednesday the team is preparing rookie Skylar Thompson to start against the Bills. Doctors have not cleared Tagovailoa to return from suffering a concussion. Miami made the playoffs at 9-8, but Tagovailoa was a big reason behind its success. He has dealt with injuries, primarily concussions, but he’s totaled 3,548 passing yards and 25 passing touchdowns. Tagovailoa recorded four 300-yard passing performances this season. ESPN reported the news on him being ruled out, but Alabama fans want him to get healthy.

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He will be cheering on Thompson and his teammates this weekend.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

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