Fitzpatrick recorded 10 tackles (four solo) and two passes defensed, including an interception in Sunday's loss to New England.
Fitzpatrick logged 10 tackles for the second-straight week. His two passes defensed and first-career interception were impressive coming against Tom Brady. Fitzpatrick's performance was a rare bright spot for a Dolphins defense that allowed 38 points Sunday. Looking ahead, Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins take on the Bengals in Week 5.
Fitzpatrick logged 97 percent of Miami's defensive snaps in Sunday's 28-20 win over the Raiders.
Fitzpatrick racked up 10 tackles in his first NFL start, suiting up in place of Reshad Jones (shoulder). The first-rounder seemed confused at times, which could be attributed to the Dolphins' secondary shifting around with little preparation, or simply to rookie mistakes. The 21-year-old logged a solid performance and at times showcased the athleticism that warranted his No. 11 overall selection, but he has clear room for improvement as the season continues.
Fitzpatrick will draw the start in Sunday's game against the Raiders, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Fitzpatrick is drawing the start with Reshad Jones (shoulder) inactive for the contest. Look for Fitzpatrick to see significant snaps as he'll aim to show the ability that made him the 11th overall pick in this year's draft.
Fitzpatrick displayed his versatility in the first preseason game of his career, looking the part of a free safety while breaking up a downfield throw and also successfully defending a shorter pass much closer to the line of scrimmage. The 11th overall pick in April's draft has had a quiet training camp thus far, but if Thursday is any indication, preseason games may serve an excellent platform for him to showcase his talent.
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