The Patriots have a new injury situation to monitor. Mike Reiss reports:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In an unexpected development, starting left tackle Matt Light was looked at closely by members of the team's medical/training staff during warmups as it appears he's sustained a lower right leg injury.
Light was not listed on the team's injury report, but as he loosened up on the field, Patriots team doctor Thomas Gill and others watched closely. Light kept looking down at his lower right leg as he worked on getting out of his stance.
The Patriots will be announcing their inactives shortly, and there is no indication yet whether or not Matt Light will suit up. Hopefully, Light is able to fight through the pain. However, with the Dolphins deploying a group of dynamic pass rushers in Cameron Wake and Jason Taylor, it looks like a situation to watch regardless of whether or not Light plays.
Should Light, who hasn't missed a game since 2009, not be able to go for the Patriots, the team would likely start two rookies at tackle, with Nate Solder moving over to the left side and Marcus Cannon being inserted at right tackle (Sebastian Vollmer didn't practice all week and likely won't be available).
The situation could also have an impact on the team's heavy, 3-tight end sets, as the team usually uses Nate Solder in that role.