Pouncey missed the entire week of practice, which is a strong indicator that he will not play. Dolphins rookie offensive lineman Jamil Douglas is expected to get his second career start at center. Last week, Douglas had an early snap on Miami’s final offensive play that helped lead to an 18-12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Miami also is expected to be without starting outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins, who is listed as doubtful with an ankle injury. The Dolphins (5-10) will be sizable underdogs against the Patriots (12-3), who are still playing for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Here is the final Week 17 injury report for Miami:
Doubtful: C Mike Pouncey (foot), LB Jelani Jenkins (ankle)