Amendola back for Patriots, Talib still sidelined

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is active

after missing one game with a concussion and groin injury, while

cornerback Aqib Talib is out for the second straight game with a

hip injury.

The Miami Dolphins activated newly acquired offensive tackle

Bryant McKinnie for Sunday’s game, hoping he can improve their weak

pass protection. They acquired him from the Baltimore Ravens on


The Patriots are without starting defensive tackle Tommy Kelly

for the third consecutive game because of a knee injury. Also

missing are offensive lineman Chris Barker, linebacker Steve

Beauharnais, defensive end Jake Bequette, wide receiver Josh Boyce

and running back Leon Washington.

Inactive for the Dolphins are cornerbacks Will Davis and Jamar

Taylor, quarterback Pat Devlin, running back Mike Gillislee, guards

Dallas Thomas and Danny Watkins and tackle Will Yeatman.

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