Patriots running back Fred Taylor is one of three players who were ruled "out" for Monday night's game against the Dolphins in Miami. Here's Saturday's complete injury list:

Patriots Injury Report
Out

OL Nick Kaczur (back -- did not practice)
RB Fred Taylor (toe -- did not practice)
CB Terrence Wheatley (foot -- did not practice)

Probable
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder -- full participation)

According to pool reporter William Bendetson, the following players were not at the media portion of practice Saturday morning for the Patriots: cornerback Terrence Wheatley, running back Fred Taylor, and offensive lineman Nick Kaczur. Taylor, who has missed most of the week with a nagging toe injury, likely will not play when New England meets the Dolphins Monday night in Miami. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

After being limited in practice on Thursday with a sore groin, Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder was held out of practice in South Florida on Friday as the Dolphins prepare to host the Patriots on Monday night at Sun Life Stadium.

 
Miami Injury Report for Friday
Did Not Practice
G John Jerry (illness)
DE Jared Odrick (ankle)
LB Channing Crowder (groin)
 
Full Participation
T Jake Long (knee)

 

 

FOXBORO -- Brandon Meriweather has been the lightning rod for the storm of criticism that has hit the Patriots defense this year.

 

Whether it was blown coverage in Week 2 in a 28-14 loss to the Jets, when Mark Sanchez went off in the second half or it was the D's inability to put away the likes of Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills last week, Meriweather has been pointed to as one of the reasons the team is giving up gobs of yards.

 

Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports checked in for his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Friday. King addressed the Patriots' defensive struggles.

 

FOXBORO -- Perhaps in an effort to prepare for the heat and humidity of South Florida on Monday night, the Patriots practiced inside a sweltering Dana Farber Fieldhouse on Friday with only three players missing practice. The team also worked out indoors because of the high winds and imminent heavy rain in the forecast for Friday. 

 

"We'll be inside today getting ready for the nice weather in Florida," Belichick said, referring to the heat.  

 

Patriots offensive lineman Stephen Neal checked in for his weekly appearance with the Dale & Holley show Friday morning. Looking back at a solid ground effort in Sunday's win over the Bills, Neal said, "It felt good. The coaches call the plays and we try to execute them. We had a lot of people who had great performances."

 

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about the goings-on around the league.

 

Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning as the team prepares for Monday night's game against the Dolphins in Miami.