FOXBOROUGH, Mass.–Some weeks are cleaner than others when it comes to the Dolphins‘ injury report. This is a rough one.
Miami comes into today’s game at New England with a battered offensive line and a few questions on defense. The Dolphins are also going with Matt Moore as their starting quarterback and David Fales as the backup because Jay Cutler is still in the concussion protocol.
Here are Miami’s inactives today:
QB Jay Cutler (concussion)
G Jermon Bushrod (foot)
G Isaac Asiata
WR Rashawn Scott
DE William Hayes (back)
CB Torry McTyer
S Maurice Smith (illness)
Smith was too sick to travel with the team Saturday. It’s unknown whether Cutler made the trip.
Left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who was out with an illness during the week, is active and starting.
The Dolphins continue to list undrafted rookie Chase Allen as their starting middle linebacker and Damien Williams at running back.
Williams and Kenyan Drake have split time fairly equally since the team unloaded Jay Ajayi last month.
Miami’s starting offensive line will be Tunsil at left tackle, Ted Larsen at left guard, Mike Pouncey at center, Jesse Davis at right guard and Sam Young at right tackle. That group has never started, but finished the Tampa Bay game together.
Linebacker Stephone Anthony remains active at linebacker, an opportunity created by Rey Maualuga’s dismissal last weekend.
For New England, Tom Brady (Achilles) and Rob Gronkowski (illness) are both dressed and starting. The Patriots will not have starting center David Andrews and right tackle Marcus Cannon. Former Dolphin Chris Hogan remains out with a shoulder injury, and running back Mike Gillislee is a healthy scratch.
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