Brandon Marshall and Anthony Fasano Sit out Practice

By Bill Daulton

As the Dolphins prepare for their toughest test the rest of the season, they may be without 2 of their offensive weapons.  At Dolphins practice today, Brandon Marshall and Anthony Fasano both sat out practice.  Marshall was seen doing side work, but Fasano was not out on the field.  Dolphins coach, Todd Bowles, said that both players are questionable for Saturday’s game against the Patriots.

It is unclear what Marshall’s injury is, but Fasano is said to be dealing with a rib injury.  The Dolphins will need all of the offensive playmakers they can get, heading into their matchup with the high-powered Pats.  The Patriots defense may be the worst in the NFL, but their offense can put up points in a hurry.  If Marshall can’t play, Brian Hartline and Davone Bess would likely be the Dolphins starters at WR, with Clyde Gates entering in 3-WR packages.

If Fasano is unable to go, the Dolphins will probably start Charles Clay, rookie from Tulsa.  Clay has shown flashes and can certainly make a big run after the catch.  He has had some drops this season, but that could be due to his inexperience.

Quick Hits:

Reggie Bush was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 203 yards and a TD against the Bills on Sunday.  Congrats Reggie!

Jake Long returned to Dolphins practice yesterday and might be on schedule to return to the lineup on Saturday.

Koa Misi was added to the injured reserve list, ending his season (34 tackles, 1 sack).  With the open roster spot, the Dolphins elevated QB Pat Devlin to the 53 man roster.

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