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Friday, December 13, 2013
Dobson (foot) questionable for Week 15

By Field Yates

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After returning to practice on a limited basis Friday, Patriots rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson (foot) is questionable to play Sunday against the Dolphins.

Dobson had been out since suffering a Week 12 injury against the Broncos, and while he is still no guarantee to play Sunday, it is a positive step toward a recovery that he has returned to practice.

The Patriots listed nine players as questionable, including tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (knee) and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon (ankle), who each have missed recent games due to injury, as well as starting left tackle Nate Solder, who missed Wednesday's practice with a concussion.

If Hoomanawanui is unable to play, the Patriots will have just two healthy tight ends Sunday as they aim to replace Rob Gronkowski: Matthew Mulligan and D.J. Williams, re-signed this week.

A pair of Patriots cornerbacks, Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder/knee) and Kyle Arrington (groin), are listed as questionable, as is linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee), who worked on the stationary bike for a portion of the team's stretching period Friday.

Quarterback Tom Brady (right shoulder) was a full participant in Friday's practice after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday and is listed as probable to play.