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Tua Tagovailoa Reportedly Having A Rough Practice Today

Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa gets benched.

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 15: Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins prepares to snap the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

It is important to never read too much into minicamp practices, but the Miami Dolphins were probably hoping for a better first day from Tua Tagovailoa.

According to reporters on the scene, Tagovailoa has thrown five interceptions during team work at today's minicamp opener. Again, it's only the first day, and the weather is poor, but this is still a rough performance for the 2020 first-round pick.

The first two interceptions reportedly

It’s pouring down heavy rain here on Day 1 on Dolphins minicamp and Tua Tagovailoa is having a rough practice.

Tua has thrown 3 INTs today to Trill Williams, Jamal Perry and Nik Needham. The Needham pick was during 11-on-11, others in 7-on-7.

— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) June 15, 2021

">happened during 7-on-7, with the others occurring during an 11-on-11 period.

We'll see what Tua and head coach Brian Flores have to say about the miscues after today's session. Obviously, you want to see the young passer finish today strong and bounce back in his second minicamp practice.

After employing Tua with training wheels as a rookie, the Dolphins have put their full faith in the onetime No. 5 overall pick going into his second season. As Tua goes, so will Miami this fall.

It should be noted that prior to today, the 23-year-old southpaw was drawing praise from coaches and teammates for his work this offseason.

“He’s definitely more comfortable,” Flores said last month during OTAs, via The Athletic’s Josh Tolentino. “Has a better rapport with his teammates. I’ve seen him…with a better understanding of how we practice. We’ve seen that from him so far.

“Hopefully he continues to grow and improve.”