The Dolphins will likely play one of the league’s most prolific offenses without two of their starting linebackers.
Koa Misi (hamstring/knee) and Jelani Jenkins (foot) were listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game at New England. What’s more, backup linebacker Jonathan Freeny is also doubtful with a hamstring problem and another backup linebacker, Chris McCain, is questionable with an ankle injury.
That means Philip Wheeler, Jason Trusnik and Kelvin Sheppard figure to be the Dolphins’ starting linebackers Sunday.
The Dolphins listed two starters as questionable: tight end Charles Clay (hamstring/knee) and cornerback Cortland Finnegan (ankle). Finnegan said he plans to play Sunday.
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Cornerback Jamar Taylor — who is also listed as questionable with a shoulder injury — said he would like to play Sunday but isn’t certain what coaches will decide.
Offensive lineman Nate Garner (persistent migraines for three weeks) and defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, who injured an ankle during Thursday’s practice, were ruled out. Johnson was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.
The Dolphins listed defensive end Dion Jordan, tight end Dion Sims and defensive backs Jimmy Wilson and Walt Aikens as probable.
▪ The Patriots listed defensive lineman Dominique Easley as out and seven notable players as questionable: Guard Dan Connolly, receiver Julian Edelman, defensive ends Rob Ninkovich and Chandler Jones, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, receiver Brandon LaFell and running back Shane Vereen. Also questionable are offensive lineman Cameron Fleming and linebacker Chris White.
Quarterback Tom Brady is listed as probable with an ankle injury.