Miami Dolphins inactives: Who’s in/out vs. New England Patriots tonight?

Dolphins cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (30) didn’t practice all week because of multiple injuries. (Andres Leiva/The Post)

MIAMI GARDENS–The Dolphins will be missing a few key players as they try to upend the heavily favored Patriots on Monday Night Football.

Miami is going without starting running back Damien Williams for the second straight game after he suffered a shoulder injury in the last Patriots matchup, and right guard Jermon Bushrod remains out with a foot issue.

The biggest question marks going into tonight were defensive tackle Davon Godchaux (missed last week’s game against Denver with a knee injury), cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (hurt his ankle and shoulder last week) and safety Michael Thomas (ongoing knee problem). Godchaux and Thomas will play, but Tankersley is out.

Here are the Dolphins’ inactives:

QB Matt Moore (foot)
RB Damien Williams (shoulder)
RG Jermon Bushrod (foot)
OG Isaac Asiata
TE A.J. Derby

CB Cordrea Tankersley (ankle, shoulder)
DE Cameron Malveaux

Lineup changes:

–Kenyan Drake gets the start at running back, where the Dolphins are uncomfortably thin. The only backups are Senorise Perry (five career carries) and De’Veon Smith (NFL debut last week).

–Slot cornerback Bobby McCain will move outside in place of Tankersley, according to the Dolphins.

–Third-stringer David Fales will be the backup quarterback for the fourth time this year.

–The starting offensive line is LT Laremy Tunsil, LG Ted Larsen, C Mike Pouncey, RG Jesse Davis and RT Sam Young. This is their third straight game together. They allowed seven sacks against the Patriots two weeks ago, but just two in the Denver game.

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[Adam Gase has his finger on exactly what’s gone wrong vs. New England Patriots]

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