Quarterback Jay Cutler (concussion) was among five Dolphins players who did not practice Wednesday, based on the first injury report of the week.
Cutler was joined in not practicing by linebacker Stephone Anthony (quadriceps), guard Jermon Bushrod (foot), defensive end William Hayes (knee) and tackle Laremy Tunsil (illness).
Running back Senorise Perry (knee) and safety Michael Thomas (knee) also were listed on the injury report, although they were listed as full participants.
For the Patriots, the big name on the injury report is quarterback Tom Brady, who did not practice because of an Achilles injury. Tight end Rob Gronkowski (illness) also did not practice.
Four other players were listed by the Patriots as not practicing: C David Andrews (illness), T Marcus Cannon (ankle), S Patrick Chung (ankle) and WR Chris Hogan (shoulder).
Five other New England players were listed as limited: WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder/hamstring), DT Malcom Brown (ankle), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring).