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PREGAME NOTES: Patterson And Misi Unable To Play; Other Notes

Posted Nov 11, 2013

Danny Watkins and D.J. Campbell make Dolphins debuts.



A little more than a week after coming up with his team-leading fourth interception in a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson is back on the shelf with a groin injury. He will miss tonight’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as will linebacker Koa Misi, who has a knee injury.

Nolan Carroll will start for Patterson and Jason Trusnik will start in place of Misi. Veteran guard Danny Watkins and newly promoted safety D.J. Campbell are active and will be making their Miami Dolphins debuts. Watkins will provide help on a thin offensive line that is missing two starters – left guard Richie Incognito and right tackle Jonathan Martin.

In addition to Misi, Patterson and Martin, third-string quarterback Pat Devlin, rookie running back Mike Gillislee, rookie guard Dallas Thomas and guard David Arkin are inactive.

For the Bucs, cornerback Deveron Carr, cornerback Danny Gorrer, safety Bradley McDougal, guard Patrick Omameh, guard Carl Nicks, wide receiver Chris Owusu and defensive end Steven Means are inactive.

THIS AND THAT

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, defensive tackle Jared Odrick and punter Brandon Fields are Miami’s team captains tonight and as members of the visiting team they will make the call on the coin toss. … Last week it was former Miami Dolphins linebacker John Offerdahl’s turn to have his name permanently placed on the ring around Sun Life Stadium when he was inducted into the Dolphins Honor Roll, so tonight the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are inducting one of their own, Hall-of-Fame defensive end Warren Sapp, at halftime. Former Bucs greats Derrick Brooks, John Lynch and Ronde Barber are on hand, along with former Dolphins defensive end and Honor Roll member Jason Taylor.
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