Dolphins put Tua Tagovailoa on injured reserve

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Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss at least the next three games after being placed on injured reserve today.

Although Dolphins coach Brian Flores said this week that Tagovailoa’s injured ribs were getting better, the team placed him on injured reserve today, according to multiple reports. By rule, players have to stay on injured reserve for at least three weeks.

Jacoby Brissett will start while Tagovailoa is out. The Dolphins will call up quarterback Reid Sinnett from the practice squad to replace Tagovailoa on the 53-man roster, and Sinnett will be Brissett’s backup.

It’s a major disappointment for the Dolphins, who were hoping that Tagovailoa could take a step forward in his second NFL season and perhaps lead Miami to the playoffs. Now it will be Brissett who leads the way for at least three weeks, and speculation will continue to mount that the Dolphins could make a move for Deshaun Watson.

46 responses to “Dolphins put Tua Tagovailoa on injured reserve

  1. The Las Vegas Raiders game plan should be one thing only; The Condor takes out Brissett, then they left with some dude nobody heard of. The quarterback must go down, must go down hard.

  2. Injured reserve comes with a ticket, located across the street, in the taxi, on the way to MIA airport.

  3. Ross should be looking for a top talent evaluator. Without that, you’ll continue to draft at the beginning of each round, but you won’t ever get any better.

  4. I live down here, so from a “Dolphin Fan” perspective I believe this is to ensure his health before he’s traded. I have hope in this regime, but they better get it right. Because, I’m a real Miami head & it’s been too long with the same old same old…

  5. Tony Romo had broken ribs and a punctured lung and didn’t miss a single game. He even returned to the game he suffered the injuries in and led the Cowboys to a comeback OT win.

    Tua sucks though, so the Dolphins are like, “No rush! Take your time!”

  6. One of the better backup quarterbacks in the league and it won’t matter because there isn’t an offensive line

  7. If they were going to put him anywhere they’d have been better with “… out of his misery!”.

  8. I for one am amazed that a small QB with mobility issues gets hurt behind a bunch of matadors masquerading as an offensive line.

    Not only botched the draft choice, but compounded the blunder by putting the kid in the worst situation possible.

    Nicely done.

  9. Offensive line,Quarterback! Offensive line,Quarterback! Offensive line,Quarterback!
    Every year it’s the same two problems that this franchise can’t fix. We fixed neither with all of those picks and now we will spend a fortune in draft capitol to bring in a veteran quarterback because our failing coach and GM are desperate. And we’ll put that talented QB behind the worst line in the NFL and he’ll never get this team to winning in the playoffs!
    Gee it’s so exciting to be a Dolphins fan and rebuild every five years!
    I wanted Herbert and felt he was the better choice and I knew the Dolphins would screw that up over thinking it:

  10. I don’t think the everyday fan realizes how brutal the game is at this level. On any play a hit or slip can end someone’s season or career.

    Without a line or your head on a swivel, it seems inevitable that the hits are coming, and in increasing magnitude. And they add up.

    I’m sticking to golf.

  11. Our third string QB, Reid Sinnett is the best of the three on the roster… just sayin.

  12. Curious as to how this plays out. If Brisett comes in and wins games will Miami go back to Tua once he’s off IR? I want to give the kid a chance. But wins matter and with Flores coming from the Pats and Jacoby is winning games I’m not sure they’ll go back to Tua unless it gets ugly. I’m even more curious of how the game day x-rays and the morning after MRI came back clean yet he’s out with fractured bones. Hmm…

  13. imagine the broo ha ha if watson refuses to go to the fish in fear of being totally icckked by the lack on an O line especially if they are willing to pay the rather high price inflicted by the tex … perhaps a better long term thinking idea may be to save all those possibly higher then expected draft picks for some higher quality beef along said O line those cooler n saner heads may opine.

  14. Just seems like Tua will play out his rookie payday & then end up as a backup. There are too many concerns with his durability to extend him, even if he does come back & plays well…The Fins were Tanking for Tua & now they will be Rattled for Rattler

  15. charliecharger Is right, Chris Grier has got to go after this season. He’s done a great job acquiring picks, but has been lousy at selecting the players, especially in the first three rounds.

  16. yeahbut says:
    September 25, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Time to tank for the next guy.

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    Hard to tank for the next guy when you already traded away next year’s first round pick.

  17. I don’t care who the QB is if they play behind a bad offensive line the QB is going to get hurt. The Dolphins need to hire the best offensive line coach they can find and coach these guys up.

  18. NO on Cam Newton…but at this point just get it over with and trade for Watson.
    I was all on board with Tua but about tired of this. He will constantly be brittle and with that OL need a more durable QB.

  19. Dolphins GM , how about calling the Packers for an Aaron Rodgers trade? It doesn’t hurt to try at least… You all are in Desperate need for a QB.

  20. So in the last 3 drafts that were supposed to be the foundation of the rebuild, Miami has had a war chest of top round picks (a good amount which were in Rounds 1 and 2). The three most important positions in football are QB, Tackle and Passrusher. The Dolphins have crapped away draft capital and have ZERO impact players at the those positions. We can say we “hit” on corner and safety (which can be useless without a passrusher) and on tight end and receiver (which are completely useless without a QB…which is definitley useless without protection). So there go…the Miami rebuild is a complete disaster…

  21. Watson has played behind some really bad O lines in Houston. How bad? Why do you think O’Brien was willing to trade 2 firsts for Tunsill. Way too much, but that one move improved the line tremendously. –

  22. lifeistoughtrustmeimadolphinsfan says:
    September 25, 2021 at 4:31 pm
    Our third string QB, Reid Sinnett is the best of the three on the roster… just sayin.
    ———
    You sound like the Browns fans that used to say “The best QB on our roster is third string Connor Shaw. Yeah… Connor Shaw. Good luck.

  23. Tannehill…. Tunsil…. Minkah Fitzpatrick…. Drake.. Looks better than what flores has done with the “treasure trove” of picks Miami supposedly fleeced from other teams…

  24. Just a friendly reminder, Miami took Tua over Herbert, and now deciding what ransom to give for Watson. Miami Dolphins. Lol. K bye.

  25. At least Tua can list beating the Patriots on his resume when he applies for an insurance salesman position in a year or two.

  26. greedyjimfromtonhicken says:
    September 25, 2021 at 5:35 pm
    I don’t care who the QB is if they play behind a bad offensive line the QB is going to get hurt.
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    Makes Fitzmagic look a lot better doesn’t it, he played behind the same level of O-line!

  27. When I watched both Tua and Herbert play in college there was no doubt that Herbert was the better prospect in my mind. It had to be majority owner Stephen Ross who decided on Tua because any other decision maker GM or another executive would not still be employed for taking Tua over Herbert. Regarding the Tua fractured ribs. I can tell you personally that fractured ribs take at least a month for the injured person to start feeling better. That does not include getting back into form. Jacoby Brissett will have time to prove himself!

  28. Everyone was saying Tanehill was a bust too… then all of a sudden he went to a team with solid oline and running game….. don’t forget that…

  29. No QB can consistently succeed with a terrible OL . The Dolphins are seriously flawed and no QB Watson included is going to fix that . Flores is a good coach but Grier needs to be shown the door , the sooner the better .

  30. I posted many many times regarding Ryan Tannehill that with a proper offensive line he was a solid player. The year he had Jay Ajayi the most solid of a runner that the Dolphins had in awhile. Then Adam Gase had to show them team “who’s the boss” by dumping him and Jarvis Landry thus gutting his offense. With a solid o-line and Derrick Henry has played into Tannehill’s strengths. I posted on many occasion about Tua’s injury prone history and the Dolphins lack of interest (until recently) of investing in a competent offensive line. My advise: “Write a big checque and lure Bill Poulian out of retirement.

  31. The Tua “era” is certainly over at this point. Honestly Brissett was the better QB anyways so they are improving their offense. They should probably just roll with him and see what happens, draft a replacement next year. They definitely should avoid throwing away multiple draft picks for a disgruntled QB in Texas who is only capable of 4 wins per year. That’s a waste.

  32. I agree 110% with what promickey says below. But let’s add to the reasons for firing the GM the fact that he has pissed away draft picks and the Dolphins have no Tackle on the O Line or a an impact Passrusher (Ogbah is good but that was not a draft pick). The front offices that Ross continues to stick us with reek of incompetency. And as bad as the previous GMs have been (and they have been terrible), Grier has completely wasted all of the draft capital that we had acquired and the rebuild is a complete failure.

    promickey says:
    September 26, 2021 at 6:19 am
    When I watched both Tua and Herbert play in college there was no doubt that Herbert was the better prospect in my mind. It had to be majority owner Stephen Ross who decided on Tua because any other decision maker GM or another executive would not still be employed for taking Tua over Herbert. Regarding the Tua fractured ribs. I can tell you personally that fractured ribs take at least a month for the injured person to start feeling better. That does not include getting back into form. Jacoby Brissett will have time to prove himself!

  33. Everyone is saying Tua is too small. He is 6’1″ (average is 6’3″). Everyone is saying Herbert over Tua. Herbert went to the #8 ranked Offense and Tua went to the #28. Everyone was saying Josh Allen was a bust after three year they got him a Oline and legit receiver. Broken ribs can be debilitating. All you tough guys?! Finally, I was a Tannehill fan and every chance I got defended him. I am not a Tua fan, but think he got a raw deal. He is a very skilled QB and may not be Elite, but no one… and I mean Brady, Marino, Herbert, Rogers, etc. would be successful behind this inadequate OLine. Only maybe Lamar Jackson because essentially he is nothing but a Wildcat RB 1st, QB 2nd. This story is not about Tua, but the Dolphins unique abilty to make bad pick with high draft capital.

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