Warren, Wilhite miss Wednesday's practice

FOXBOROUGH -- Ty Warren (ankle) and Jonathan Wilhite (illness) were among a group of seven players who did not participate in Wednesday's practice for the Patriots.

Warren, who was spotted on the field by reporters during stretching, evidently did not engage in drills as he nurses a right ankle injury sustained in New England's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in London. Earlier Wednesday, Warren indicated he was more concerned about the Dolphins' rushing attack than the injury. Asked about his health, he said, "You see me right now, I'm vertical."

Along with Warren and Wilhite, the following players did not participate in Wednesday's session: wide receiver Julian Edelman (forearm), defensive end Jarvis Green (knee), offensive tackle Matt Light (knee) and running backs Sammy Morris (knee) and Fred Taylor (knee). Tight end Benjamin Watson (back) had limited participation.

For the Miami Dolphins, linebacker Channing Crowder (shoulder) and defensive tackle Jason Ferguson (elbow) engaged in limited participation.