Dolphins’ Soliai, Patterson ruled out of next game
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Paul Soliai and cornerback Dimitri Patterson missed practice Friday and were ruled out of Sunday’s game against Atlanta because of injuries.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill fully participated in practice and is listed as probable with a right shoulder injury. Receiver Mike Wallace (groin) and center Mike Pouncey (ankle) were both limited in practice after being added to the injury report during the week and listed as questionable.
Safety Chris Clemons (hamstring) and linebacker Koa Misi (knee) also were limited and questionable.
Soliai left last week’s game against Indianapolis with a left knee injury. He has been part of a three-man rotation at the two tackle spots that also includes Jared Odrick and Randy Starks.
Patterson missed last week’s game with a groin injury and aggravated it in practice this week. He was replaced in the starting lineup last week by Nolan Carroll.
The Falcons also have a long list of ailments. Three of their players went on injured reserve after being hurt in last week’s win over St. Louis — standout linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, defensive end Kroy Biermann and fullback Bradie Ewing.
Miami is trying to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2002. Atlanta is 1-1.
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