Report: Miami Dolphins to be without veteran linebacker vs. Buffalo Bills due to illness

Kamu Grugier-Hill Miami Dolphins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins are on the verge of playing their biggest game in years. A win on Sunday versus the Buffalo Bills guarantees a trip to the playoffs.

With so much hinging on the game, the Dolphins of course want as much help as they can get. It was previously reported that the statuses of several key players were trending in the right direction.

Now, it has been reported that linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill will miss the game due to an illness not related to COVID-19.

Though Grugier-Hill has only started one game this season, he has been a positive for the Dolphins.

He has recoded one sack and 21 solo tackles so far this season.

On top of missing Grugier-Hill for the upcoming game, the Dolphins will also be without veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Though Fitzpatrick has not started since earlier in the season, he has come in as a clutch closer in multiple recent games.

That leaves it all up to rookie passer Tua Tagovailoa. He played in countless huge games at the collegiate level while at the University of Alabama.

Sunday will mark the first pressure-packed matchup of his NFL career.