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Report: Dolphins to start Jacoby Brissett vs. Texans

The Miami Dolphins are expected to start Jacoby Brissett in Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans while fellow quarterback Tua Tagovailoa nurses a small fracture in the middle finger of his throwing hand, ESPN reported.

Tagovailoa, who was listed as questionable on the injury report, likely will serve as the backup on Sunday. The Dolphins (1-7) do not have another quarterback on the roster.

Tagovailoa, 23, has thrown for 1,040 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions in five games this season. He missed three games earlier this season because of fractured ribs.

The Dolphins selected Tagovailoa with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. In 13 career starts, including four this season, he has a 7-6 record.

Brissett, 28, has thrown for 883 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions in parts of six games this season.

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