Dolphins optimistic Tua will face Jets despite sore thumb

MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa’s sore thumb has improved, and Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores is expressing optimism his rookie quarterback will be able to play Sunday against the New York Jets. Tagovailoa hurt the thumb on his throwing hand in practice and was limited Wednesday. Flores says it’s not something the Dolphins are too worried about. Tagovailoa was sacked six times before being pulled in the fourth quarter of the Dolphins’ loss last week at Denver, but he remains the No. 1 quarterback ahead of veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick.