Cannon, Hoomanawanui return vs. Dolphins

Cannon, Hoomanawanui return vs. Dolphins
December 15, 2013, 12:00 pm
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New England got two players back for Sunday's game against Miami in tight end Michael Hoomanawanui and right tackle Marcus Cannon.

Hoomanawanui hasn't played since suffering a knee injury Week 11. Cannon (ankle) has been sidelined since Week 12; the team has started third-string right tackle Will Svitek in his place. 

Tight end D.J. Williams, who was signed after Rob Gronkowski went on injured reserve last week, will sit Sunday afternoon.

The Patriots will be without wide receiver Aaron Dobson for the third straight game. Dobson was listed as questionable after making a return to practice Friday, but was ruled out by the team Saturday night. Fellow rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins is inactive for the second-consecutive week with a hip injury.

The full list of Patriots inactives:

WR - Aaron Dobson (Foot)

WR - Kenbrell Thompkins (Hip)

TE - DJ Williams (Healthy scratch)

OL - Chris Barker (Healthy scratch)

LB - Steve Beauharnais (Healthy scratch)

DL - Jake Bequette (Healthy scratch)

DL - Michael Buchanan (Healthy scratch)

Starting Dolphins safety Reshad Jones will play, despite being listed as questionable Friday with a groin injury. Cornerback Jamar Taylor's bothersome hamstring will keep him out for another week.

Inactive for Miami:

CB - Jamar Taylor (Hamstring)

G - David Arkin (Healthy scratch)

S - DJ Campbell (Healthy scratch)

CB - Justin Rogers (Healthy scratch)

QB - Pat Devlin (Healthy scratch)

DT - AJ Francis (Healthy scratch)

G - Danny Watkins (Healthy scratch)