Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores told reporters on Wednesday that rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa has been cleared to practice and will avoid the NFI list.
Flores also mentioned that he considers the starting quarterback position an open competition. This is promising news for Tagovailoa, who suffered a devastating hip injury during his final collegiate season. Ryan Fitzpatrick is fully expected to open the year as the starter in Miami, but the head coach's latest comments at least open the door to the possibility of Tagovailoa winning that spot during training camp. Even if Fitzpatrick starts Week 1, it would be a surprise if we did not see Tagovailoa under center at some point this season.