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Saturday, September 21, 2013
Projecting Dolphins' Week 3 inactives

By James Walker

The Miami Dolphins will try to improve to 3-0 Sunday when they host the Atlanta Falcons (1-1).

Here is a list of Dolphins you may not see at Sun Life Stadium:

Defensive tackle Paul Soliai and cornerback Dimitri Patterson: Both defensive starters have been ruled out. Soliai has a knee injury and Patterson has a groin injury.

Quarterback Pat Devlin: Miami’s emergency quarterback is getting healthy again following an ankle injury. He’s listed as questionable. But considering quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore will be active, Devlin can afford to rest another week.

Running back Mike Gillislee: The Dolphins’ third running back was inactive in the first two games, and I don’t see that changing. Miami finally showed signs of running the football with Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Linebacker Josh Kaddu: Miami hasn’t been able to find him a spot on game days. Other backup linebackers contribute on special teams.

Guard Dallas Thomas: The rookie third-round pick is still green and hasn’t earned the trust of the coaching staff. With Miami’s offensive line in good health, chances are he sits out another week.

Cornerback Jamar Taylor: Miami’s second-round pick is finally ready to return from a groin injury. But Taylor can use another week of rehab and practice to shake the rust. Taylor hasn’t played since the preseason.