NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo writes that while there’s no fracture in Dolphins first-round QB Tua Tagovailoa‘s thumb, he experienced swelling which caused him to be downgraded for Sunday’s game.
Garafolo adds if the swelling doesn’t abate it could keep Tagovailoa out for multiple weeks.
Following Sunday’s game, Dolphins HC Brian Flores said of Tagovailoa: “If he’s healthy, he’s the guy. I don’t know how many different ways I have to say it.” (Adam Beasley)
Jets HC Adam Gase was adamant following Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins that he did not take over the play-calling. Gase says it was the same operation as it has been with OC Dowell Loggains calling plays. (Brian Costello)
Gase reiterated that he is not concerned right now with his job status and added that it’s something he can’t control. (Connor Hughes)
According to Gase, it was a team decision for OL Alex Lewis to inactive on Sunday and not injury-related. Gase added that they will handle everything “in-house.” (Connor Hughes)
Per ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Patriots QB Cam Newton said that his accuracy on short passes has been a point of emphasis for him and the coaching staff. Newton has been surgical downfield but more inconsistent on short range balls: “Coach talks about it all the time, to have great fundamentals when you need it the most. Sometimes the ball just gets away from you … you throw a bad pass. I just have to be more conscientious of those type of throws.”
Reiss notes DE Derek Rivers being waived was just a matter of time, as the former third-round pick had been just a situational pass rusher and played limited snaps on special teams.
Reiss adds Patriots 2019 fourth-round G Hjalte Froholdt just hasn’t developed much as evidenced by his struggles in limited snaps and the Patriots elected to move on.
Patriots S Adrian Phillips said of his knee injury: “I just got kicked in the knee right on the bone. It was nothing serious. I needed it to calm down, and eventually it calmed down.” (Doug Kyed)