The New England Patriots have 11 players as “questionable” on their final injury report ahead of Monday night’s game against the Miami Dolphins and two players declared “out”. Quarterback Tom Brady, cornerback Malcolm Butler, and linebacker Trevor Reilly were all removed from the injury report and should be available for the ame.
The Dolphins removed center Mike Pouncey, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, and defensive end Cameron Wake from the report, too.
Here’s the full report.
Patriots: RT Marcus Cannon (ankle), LB Kyle Van Noy (calf)
Dolphins: OG Jermon Bushrod (foot), QB Matt Moore (foot), RB Damien Williams (shoulder)
The door is open for LaAdrian Waddle or Cameron Fleming to start once again at right tackle. The loss of Van Noy means that the Patriots will be weaker in the middle of their defense; Elandon Roberts, David Harris, Marquis Flowers, Trevor Reilly, and the recently signed Jonathan Freeny should all replace Van Noy.
The Dolphins will play Jay Cutler at quarterback and Kenyan Drake at running back.
Dolphins: CB Cordea Tanklersley (ankle/shoulder)
Tankersley is one of the Dolphins starting cornerbacks so his absence should mean that Tom Brady will target his replacement.
Patriots: LB Marquis Flowers (knee), DL Trey Flowers (rib), CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle), W Chris Hogan (shoulder), DB Brandon King (hamstring), CB Eric Rowe (groin), WR Matthew Slater (hamstring), OT LaAdrian Waddle (ankle), DL Deatrich Wise (foot), RB Dion Lewis (illness), RB Mike Gillislee (illness)
Dolphins: DT Davon Godchaux (knee), S Michael Thomas (knee),
Deatrich Wise and Dion Lewis returned to practice in a limited capacity after missing on Friday. Gillislee is a new addition to the report, but was likely to be a healthy scratch again anyways. Everyone else should be a game time decision.