New England will likely be without weak side linebacker Tedy Bruschi and wide receiver Troy Brown when they host Miami in an AFC match-up Sunday.
Bruschi is trying to recover from an injury to his right knee, while Brown has a high-ankle sprain. Neither has practiced this week, and Head Coach Pete Carroll said he would give both players as much time off as possible.
Veteran Marty Moore would start at the weak side spot if Bruschi is not ready, while Vincent Brisby is expected to be active this week.
Bruschi, Brown and cornerback Tebucky Jones are all listed as questionable for the Dolphins game. Fullbacks Chris Floyd and Harold Shaw, and linebacker Bernard Russ are listed as doubtful for the game.