Larry Johnson active for Dolphins

Two-time Pro Bowl running back Larry Johnson is active for the

Miami Dolphins’ game Monday night against New England.

Johnson was cut two weeks ago, then re-signed Thursday. He

provides depth in the absence of rookie running back Daniel Thomas,

who was inactive because of a hamstring injury.

Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth missed practice Saturday

with an illness, but will make his regular-season debut for the


Among those inactive for New England were linebacker Brandon

Spikes, right tackle Sebastian Vollmer, running back Shane Vereen

and rookie quarterback Ryan Mallett.

The Patriots signed offensive lineman Thomas Welch from their

practice squad and waived linebacker Jeff Tarpinian. Welch was

active for the game.