Tua ruled out for wild-card battle vs. Bills
Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel ruled out quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for Sunday's wild-card game against the Buffalo Bills, according to NFL Network's Cameron Wolfe.
McDaniel said Wednesday that Tagovailoa still hasn't been cleared to resume football activities. The signal-caller entered concussion protocol Dec. 26 after suffering a concussion against the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 25.
McDaniel also said Teddy Bridgewater won't be able to practice much, if at all, this week, per Wolfe. The plan is for Skylar Thompson to start the game, while Bridgewater would be used on an as-needed basis.
Thompson has made seven appearances, including two starts, due to injuries to Tagovailoa and Bridgewater. The 2022 seventh-rounder has completed 57.1% of his passes for 534 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions.
Miami and Buffalo split their regular-season matchups this season. The Dolphins won 21-19 in Week 2, while the Bills prevailed 32-29 in Week 15.