The Miami Dolphins have seen their quarterback room hit hard by concussions.
But both Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater took important steps toward returning to the field Thursday.
Tagovailoa and Bridgewater, each of whom are in the NFL's concussion protocol, took the practice field in a limited capacity.
"Teddy Bridgewater returned to practice Thursday in a limited capacity, while Tua Tagovailoa was limited as well," Around the NFL reported.
Tagovailoa was hospitalized after a scary concussion against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week Four. Bridgewater replaced him as the starting quarterback, but had to leave the Dolphins' loss to the Jets in the first quarter due to a suspected concussion.
Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel has already announced that Tagovailoa will not play Sunday. But seeing him return to practice this week is a positive indicator that he could take the field again this season.
Bridgewater, meanwhile, completed another step in the concussion protocol by getting back to practice.
McDaniel said Wednesday that rookie seventh-round draft pick Skylar Thompson would likely start when the Dolphins face the Minnesota Vikings this week. But if Bridgewater is cleared for action, it's possible he could start instead against the team that drafted him.