MIAMI – Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains on concussion protocol but won’t face the New England Patriots on Sunday, manager Mike McDaniel said Friday.
Veteran Teddy Bridgewater started and made up the majority of the top-team rep in practice this week. The Dolphins also trained quarterbacks Jack Cohn and Kyle Loretta, but neither was signed to a practice team as of Friday afternoon.
Tagovailoa suffered a concussion during the Dolphins’ Week 16 loss to the Green Bay Packers, but was kept out of protocol until he showed symptoms the next day. On Wednesday, the NFL Players Association initiated the right to jointly review with the NFL the application of the protocol regarding Tagovailoa.
He showed no signs of a concussion after appearing to hit his head in the second quarter of Sunday’s game. He finished the game and was able to speak to the media afterwards.
McDaniel did not provide a timeline for Tagovailoa’s return, saying the main reason is that the team evaluates him “on a daily basis.”
This is the second recorded concussion for Tagovailoa this season.
The Dolphins could clinch a playoff spot if they beat the Seattle Seahawks and lost to the New York Jets, or lost to the Jets and lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers or combined with a tie.