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Tua Tagovailoa is seeking a long-term contract extension from the Miami Dolphins this offseason. And while both sides have expressed confidence that a deal will ultimately get done, it sounds like Tagovailoa is refusing to attend the team’s voluntary workouts until a deal is ultimately in place.

Throughout his first four seasons in the league, Tua Tagovailoa attended nearly all of the team’s voluntary workouts during the offseason. But according to a report from Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports, the quarterback has been absent for the vast majority of the team’s workouts this offseason due to the contract dispute.

“Tagovailoa has been absent for the large majority of voluntary offseason work since the Dolphins reported back April 15, sources close to the situation told CBS Sports. That is in stark contrast to his first four seasons in the league, when Tagovailoa was present for most of the voluntary work,” Jones wrote for CBS Sports.

“Sources believe his absence is related to his contract status. Tagovailoa, the fifth overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, is currently set to play the 2024 season on his fifth-year option, worth $23.171 million. The Alabama alumnus has hoped for a long-term contract extension with the Dolphins, but one has not materialized to date.”

Obviously, it’s pretty brutal news that Tagovailoa is refusing to attend the voluntary workouts, and it led to a lot of reactions on social media.


We’ll have to see if the two sides can work out a deal in the near future.

[CBS Sports]