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Dolphins’ Tagovailoa questionable for Jets due to sore thumb

NFL NOTES

The Associated Press

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is questionable for Sunday’s game at the New York Jets because of a sore thumb on his throwing hand.

Tagovailoa hurt his left thumb in practice and was limited for the third day in a row Friday.

“He’s a tough tough kid,” coach Brian Flores said. “He wants to play. We’ll see how it goes.”

Tagovailoa would be replaced by veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who came off the bench in the fourth quarter of last week’s loss at Denver when Tagovailoa struggled.

• BEARS: Mitchell Trubisky will be the Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, coach Matt Nagy said Friday.

Trubisky took all the first-team snaps at practice this week but Nagy had stopped just short of designating him the starter, just in case Nick Foles was able to return from a hip and glute injury. But Foles was unable to practice again Friday and Nagy turned to Trubisky.

Nagy turned to Foles seeking a spark for his team’s offense, and he rallied Chicago from 16 points down in the fourth quarter to beat Atlanta after Trubisky was benched. But the Bears are 2-5 with Foles as the starter, averaging 16.7 points per game.

• TEXANS: The Houston Texans have released veteran wide receiver Kenny Stills.

Despite being undermanned this season at the position after the offseason trade of All-Pro Deandre Hopkins to Arizona, Houston decided Friday to cut Stills.

Stills, 28 and in his eighth pro season, was struggling this year for the Texans (4-7). He has 11 catches on 19 targets and one touchdown. He rarely figured in the Deshaun Watson-led offense in 2020.

His release leaves Houston with Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks as the main wideouts.

Stills has 310 catches for 4,843 yards and 37 touchdowns in his career.