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Dolphins plan to start Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback against Jets

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Tua Tagovailoa, who came off the bench to lead the victory over Baltimore last week, is scheduled to start Sunday against the New York Jets, coach Brian Flores said Monday.

“My expectation is he’ll start this weekend,” Flores said. “Obviously he’ll have some discomfort with the finger. Banged it the other day — we were trying to avoid that, but it happened. But he’s had some time to rest it and he’ll practice today.”

Tagovailoa suffered a fractured middle finger on his left (throwing) hand against Buffalo on Halloween.

Jacoby Brissett started against Houston on Nov. 7 and recorded his first victory in four tries as a Dolphin. But Brissett injured his right knee early in the third quarter against the Ravens, forcing Tagovailoa to return a bit earlier than the Dolphins had planned.

USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa celebrates after defeating the Baltimore Ravens at Hard Rock Stadium.
USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa celebrates after defeating the Baltimore Ravens at Hard Rock Stadium.

Tagovailoa led the Dolphins to a field goal early in the fourth quarter and later scored on a 1-yard run to ice the 22-10 win.

Tagovailoa was held out of the Houston game because he could not make all the throws the Dolphins needed him to. Flores said Monday that Tagovailoa remains limited.

Brissett wanted to return to the Ravens game after he was checked over by the team’s medical staff but was called back by Flores.

“He’s likely limited today but doing better,” Flores said of Brissett. “It was kind of a scary situation but thankfully it’s not anything serious. Let’s call him day to day.”

Safety Jason McCourty isn’t as lucky. Flores said McCourty’s foot injury is season-ending. As for other players on injured reserve, Flores said running back Malcolm Brown won’t play this week and it’s unlikely we’ll see receiver Will Fuller (finger) or center Michael Deiter (foot) against the Jets.

This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa expected to start against New York Jets