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Monday, Dec. 26

Tagovailoa in Concussion Protocol

Dolphins’ quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is in concussion protocol, ESPN reported. Tagovailoa’s status for Week 17 is now in jeopardy, though the team has yet to announce whether or not he will miss the game.

Earlier in the season, the embattled Dolphins quarterback suffered two concussions in the span of five days. The first came in a Week 3 matchup with the division rival Bills. In Week 4, Tagovailoa suffered a concussion in the Dolphins’ game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Should Tagovailoa miss Week 17, backup Teddy Bridgewater is likely in line to start. Bridgewater started the Dolphins’ Week 5 matchup with the Jets but was ruled out when the ATC spotter determined he had shown symptoms that excluded him from a potential return to the game.

White to Return as Jets’ Starting QB

Quarterback Mike White, who has missed the past two Jets games because of a rib injury, will be back as the starter Sunday when New York will play at Seattle, the team announced.

White, who passed for 952 yards in his three starts this season, did not play in losses to the Jaguars and Lions. The Jets managed just 20 points with Zach Wilson starting those two contests, and they saw their losing streak grow to four games and their playoff hopes take a hit. At 7-8, the Jets need to beat the Seahawks on Sunday and the Dolphins in Week 18 and get some help to make the postseason.

After passing for 317 years and two touchdowns in a loss to Detroit in Week 15, Wilson threw for only 92 yards and was intercepted once during a 19-3 loss to Jacksonville on Thursday. The second overall pick in the 2021 draft has six TD passes and seven picks in his nine starts during the 2022 season. His passer rating of 72.8 is 13 points below White’s mark.

“Zach Wilson still has a huge plan in our future,” Jet coach Robert Saleh said about Wilson. “We’re not quitting on the young man.”

Jackson Could Return to Practice This Week

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson could return to practice this week as they prepare for a crucial division matchup against the Steelers. Coach Jim Harbaugh said, “we’ll just have to see” when asked about the possibility of Jackson returning to practice this week.

Jackson has missed the last three games with a PCL injury in his knee, allowing Tyler Huntley to start in his place. The Ravens are still in play for the AFC North title, but can’t afford to drop this week’s game against the Steelers on Sunday night.

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