Fletcher out, Dowling doubtful for Sunday


Fletcher out, Dowling doubtful for Sunday

FOXBORO -- Linebacker Dane Fletcher (thumb) is out and cornerback Ras-I Dowling (hip) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

They were the only two Patriots players missing from the sweats-and-shells session of Friday's practice, and were listed on the Pats' injury report that was released later in the day.

Linebacker Jerod Mayo is listed as questionable, leaving open the possibility he may return from his knee injury on Sunday.

OUT: LB Dane Fletcher (thumb).

DOUBTFUL: CB Ras-I Dowling (hip).

QUESTIONABLE: S Josh Barrett (thumb), RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), LB Jerod Mayo (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back).


OUT: LB James Harrison (eye), T Chris Hoke (neck), G Doug Legursky (toe), LB Jason Worilds (quadricep).

QUESTIONABLE: LB James Farrior (calf), WR Hines Ward (ankle).