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Dolphins and Colts medical staffs busy pregame

INDIANAPOLIS -- Both the Dolphins and the Colts will be monitoring key players from their offensive backfields before today's game to make the final decision on their game status.

As you know, the Dolphins are expecting to start quarterback Ryan Tannehill but the final decision will be made after a pregame workout on the field hours before game time. That has been the track for the Dolphins for a week since Tannehill injured his left knee last week in New York.

[Update: Tannehill did not come out fo rthe workout which tells me the Dolphins are comfortable with his status and he is a definite starter today.]

[Update 2: WR Brian Hartline, who was questionable with a hamstring and groin injury, worked out prior to the game. He looks fine. Expect him to play.]

If Tannehill is not ready, the game will belong to backup Matt Moore. My column on Moore today makes the point he is among the Dolphins best backup quarterbacks -- ever. It also points to the reasons why Moore is so good in that spot.

The Colts, meanwhile, downgraded running back Donald Brown from probable to questionable on Saturday after he experienced swelling in his left knee. Brown played last week but missed the previous two games after undergoing arthroscopic surgery.

Brown will also be a game time decision.