GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Associated Press is reporting that the Miami Dolphins have five assistant coaches who are not available today because of COVID-19 protocols.
Out today are quarterbacks coach Robby Brown, outside linebackers coach Austin Clark, defensive backs coach Gerald Alexander, defensive line coach Marion Hobby and quality control coach Kolby Smith.
Sporting Alert understands that an unnamed Dolphins assistant coach tested positive on Friday which forced the team to do contact tracing.
Tua Tagovailoa and Miami, the NFL’s No. 1 scoring defense, will take on Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium here in Glendale. So far this season, the Dolphins are allowing just 5.5 yards per attempt and 13.8 points per game.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins announced that rookies Salvon Ahmed and Kirk Merritt will make their season debuts today against Arizona.
Cardinals inactives: QB Brett Hundley, WR KeeSean Johnson, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, RB Eno Benjamin, RB Kenyan Drake, OL Josh Miles.
Dolphins inactives: Matt Breida, Jamal Perry (foot) and Adam Pankey.