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Philip Wheeler injury to keep him from Patriots contest

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Miami Dolphins linebacker Philip Wheeler has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have released their final injury report for this weekend's game against the New England Patriots. The club ruled out center Mike Pouncey (hip), linebacker Jordan Tripp (chest), and defensive end Terrence Fede(knee) on their opening injury report Wednesday, indicating all three players would not be available against their AFC East rivals. Joining that group today is linebacker Philip Wheeler, who will miss the game after not practicing today due to a thumb injury. Wheeler had been limited with the injury prior to Friday's practice.

The Patriots have ruled out defensive lineman Michael Buchanan and defensive tackle Chris Jones, both with an ankle injury.

The Dolphins listed rookie guard Billy Turner as doubtful for the contest as he deals with a foot injury, believed to be a turf toe issue. A doubtful classification indicates a player has at least a 75-percent chance to not play in the game.

New England listed three players, quarterback Tom Brady (calf), tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee), and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga(hand) as questionable for the game. All three were limited in practice Friday, and are 50-50 for the game - though given this is the Patriots, all three will likely play. Brady and Gronkowski have both stated they are planning to take part.

Miami did not list anyone as questionable, but did have four players make the "probable" category, indicating they are a virtual certainty for normal duty during the game. They are safety Walt Aikens (hand), linebacker Chris McCain (hip), linebacker Koa Misi(shoulder), and cornerback Jamar Taylor (hip).