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Patriots downgrade Damien Harris, Donte Moncrief to out for Week 15 against Dolphins

Damien Harris and Donte Moncrief had been ruled questionable on Friday.

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The New England Patriots will face the Miami Dolphins without two.

Running back Damien Harris and wide receiver Donte Moncrief were downgraded to out in advance of Sunday’s visit to Hard Rock Stadium, the Patriots announced.

Both had been listed as questionable on the final injury report heading into the AFC East meeting.

Harris, who was twice a limited participant in practice this week due to an ankle injury, started 10 consecutive games for the backfield. The 23-year-old Alabama product tallied 137 carries for 691 yards and his first pair of NFL touchdowns on the ground over that span.

In the absence of Harris, a third-round arrival in 2019, New England heads to Miami Gardens with Sony Michel, James White and undrafted rookie J.J. Taylor on the depth chart. The latter two remain questionable to play because of foot and quad ailments, respectively.

Moncrief had been limited for three-straight practices because of a thigh injury. The 27-year-old wideout from Ole Miss signed to the 53-man roster as the calendar turned to December after serving as a standard elevation from the practice squad. Through four games with the Patriots, Moncrief has handled one catch for 15 yards, one rush for four yards and two kickoff returns for 75 yards.

With Moncrief unavailable, the active receiver room includes Damiere Byrd, Jakobi Meyers, N’Keal Harry and primary punt returner Gunner Olszewski.

Sunday’s kickoff between New England and Miami is set for 1 p.m. ET.