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Dolphins’ Minkah Fitzpatrick files trademark application for ‘FitzMagic’

The former Alabama standout has answered to the nickname since he was a high school player in New Jersey.
Miami Dolphins safety Minkah Fitzpatrick has filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect the mark “FitzMagic." [David Santiago /Miami Herald via AP, File]

Enjoy "FitzMagic" while you can.

Not because Ryan Fitzpatrick's days as the Bucs starting quarterback might be numbered once Jameis Winston returns from his three-game suspension.

Rather, because Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick might soon have exclusive rights to the moniker.

Minkah Fitzpatrick on Wednesday filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect the mark, The Sports Biz reports.

The filing, Darren Heitner writes, is an indication that Fitzpatrick "intends to use 'FitzMagic' in connection with selling footwear, hats, headwear and other types of apparel."

Though the timing seems curious in light of Ryan Fitzpatrick's spectacular start to the season, which has been referred to universally as "FitzMagic,"  Minkah Fitzpatrick has answered to the nickname since he was a high school player in New Jersey, ESPN reports.

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