Miami Dolphins Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Anthony (knee) wasn't able to practice Wednesday, Alain Poupart of the Dolphins web site reports.
Impact: Anthony sustained the injury during the game Sunday versus Tampa Bay. That game was the first one he had played in since Week 4. If he can't play Sunday the Dolphins will be awfully thin at LB with only Chase Allen and the recently signed Neville Hewitt as backups for each position.
News: Bushrod (foot) wasn't able to practice Wednesday, Alain Poupart of the Dolphins web site reports.
Impact: Bushrod had to leave the game early Sunday due to the injury. If Bushrod is unable to play this week it's likely that Jesse Davis will play right guard and Sam Young will lineup at right tackle versus the Patriots.
News: Tunsil was absent from practice Wednesday due to an illness, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Tunsil is not expected to miss the game Sunday versus New England at this point in time. The Dolphins will need Tunsil at his best this week to have any chance at a victory over New England.
News: Cutler remains in concussion protocol as of Wednesday, but hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Impact: Coach Adam Gase declined to say whether he would consider starting Cutler even if the veteran misses the entire week of practice.
News: The Dolphins signed Hewitt off their practice squad Wednesday, James Walker of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The addition of Hewitt, who was previously cut by the Dolphins in training camp, brings the roster back up to 53 men. Hewitt will provide depth at linebacker after the team released veteran Rey Maualuga on Nov. 18 following his arrest a day earlier.
News: Cutler remains in the NFL's concussion protocol heading into the Dolphins' practice Wednesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Dolphins head coach Adam Gase noted that a decision on the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Patriots will likely be made later in the week. With that in mind, Gase didn't rule out the possibility that Cutler could play Week 12 even if he's unable to practice. Until Cutler is cleared for full practices, Matt Moore, who relieved Cutler in the Week 11 loss to the Buccaneers, should handle the first-team reps.