BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots can clinch the AFC East on Sunday in Miami, but they’re going to have to do so without key members of the offensive and defensive line.
Both Logan Mankins (ankle/calf) and Chandler Jones (ankle) have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.
It will mark the second straight game missed by Jones after he suffered his ankle injury in the first quarter against the Colts, while it will be the sixth missed game of the year for Mankins.
Rob Gronkowski, as expected, will also not play Sunday due to a broken arm.
The Patriots listed 15 players as questionable, including Julian Edelman (concussion), Aaron Hernandez (ankle), Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee) and Wes Welker (ankle). Jerod Mayo was listed as probable.
The Dolphins listed running back Jorvorskie Lane was questionable due to a knee injury, while seven players were listed as probable.