Cornerback Xavien Howard of the Miami Dolphins, who was chosen the AFC’s defensive participant of the week on Wednesday, may not be capable of face the New England Patriots this week due to a knee harm.

Howard didn’t apply on Wednesday and head coach Adam Gase later revealed that Howard is dealing the knee harm.

“He’ll be week to week,” Gase informed reporters after apply. “We will need to see the way it goes the remainder of the week. I will most likely know extra towards the top of the week whether or not or not he is obtained a shot or not.

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“He is considered one of our greatest gamers, if not our greatest participant on that facet of the ball. We have to make some changes, if we’ve got to, on protection. Our guys need to step up. If [Howard] cannot go, you are not going to exchange him.”

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Gase added that he expects Howard to play once more this season, however there may not be a lot cause to push him again onto the sphere if the Dolphins (6-6) lose to the Patriots.

Howard missed just one snap final Sunday in opposition to the Buffalo Payments, when he made two interceptions and had three tackles in a 21-17 victory. He suffered the harm on his second interception.

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Nickel cornerback Bobby McCain is anticipated to exchange Howard if he cannot play in opposition to the Patriots.

The Dolphins bolstered their secondary by claiming cornerback Dee Delaney, previously with the Carolina Panthers, on waivers.

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