Five Miami Dolphins assistant coaches will miss game vs. Cardinals due to COVID-19 protocols

Five Miami Dolphins assistant coaches will not be with the team during its game against Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, the Dolphins (4-3) will be without defensive backs coach Gerald Alexander, quarterbacks coach Robby Brown, outside linebackers coach Austin Clark, defensive line coach Marion Hobby and offensive quality control coach Kolby Smith.

On Friday, the organization announced an assistant coach had tested positive for the virus. It was the team's first positive since training camp. Miami has not reported any player or additional positives since. 

“I feel good about how we handled the situation,” Flores told reporters Friday. “We wouldn’t fly if we felt like there was any situation where we would create some sort of outbreak.

“Look, it’s 2020. Things are ever changing. We’ve just got to be able to adapt.”

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, is making his second career start for the Dolphins on Sunday, making Brown's absence something to follow. 

The following coaches will be unavailable for today’s game due to COVID-19 protocols: Gerald Alexander, Robby Brown, Austin Clark, Marion Hobby and Kolby Smith.

Contributing: Associated Press

Follow Chris Bumbaca on Twitter @BOOMbaca. 

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