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A ‘distraught’ Ryan Fitzpatrick leaves practice

Dolphins, Ryan Fitzpatrick

A significant development recently progressed in the quarterback situation of the Miami Dolphins. Presumptive starting quarterback Ryan Fitzgerald left the practice field before the session began. The Dolphins will have their first practice at Hard Rock Stadium without Fitzgerald at the helm.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald described the situation via Twitter:

“Before dolphins practice begins, Coach Brian Flores just walked QB Ryan Fitzpatrick off the field with his arm around him. Fitz seemed distraught. Not injury related.”

Last week Fitzpatrick also left the team for “personal” reasons but returned a day later. The Dolphins’ quarterback room still have third-year player Josh Rosen and rookie Tua Tagovailoa to rotate under center. They are expected to see more action if Fitzgerald will be out for an extended time.

Rosen is seeking to revive his career after two unproductive seasons with the Arizona Cardinals and the Dolphins. The former UCLA Bruin served as a backup to Fitzgerald last season and only appeared in 6 games. He recorded a dismal tally of 567 receiving yards on 109 attempts and a scored touchdown.

Tagovailoa, on the other hand, is aiming to start his professional career on the right foot. He recently recovered from a dislocated hip injury which prematurely ended his collegiate career with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

The reason for Ryan Fitzpatrick’s absence is still yet to be determined. The following days will see if the veteran can make it back to the field or the backups will completely be taking over the starting spot for the Dolphins.