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Patriots tight end Alge Crumpler has no catches yet this season. His contributions to the team lie in other areas.

"Alge's been a great player for this offense,'' Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told the Boston Globe.

"You don't see him because he doesn't catch a lot of passes, but if you watch him and the way he can play on the line of scrimmage at the point of attack, he's a great blocker. The running backs are real happy about having Alge on the team. When you run behind him, you know you're going to gain some yards because Alge doesn't get pushed back.

"He's such a great guy. He's a professional. He works his butt off. He's a great example for the [rookie tight ends, Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski]. He's been a huge impact on this offense.''

Fred Taylor won't suit up for tonight's game against the Miami Dolphins. ESPNBoston.com is reporting BenJarvis Green-Ellis will most likely take Taylor's spot as the No. 1 running back.

The Boston Globe profiles the 25-year-old running back, who ran 98 yards on 16 carries against Buffalo a week ago.

Read about the Dolphins' secondary in the Boston Herald.

"[Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith] is big, he's long and can run," Patriots receiver Wes Welker told the Herald. "You got to make sure you're keeping those long arms off of you and really running precise routes against them and getting open."

ESPNBoston.com interviewed Welker on the condition of his knee, which he admitted was not 100 percent yet.

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