Bill Belichick gave his New England Patriots Monday and Tuesday off this week. The Miami Dolphins, meanwhile, are working today.
Well, most of them are working.
Cornerbacks Cortland Finnegan and Jamar Taylor -- both of whom have missed extended time because of injuries -- are practicing today. It is unclear if they are involved in the full practice or are limited. But Finnegan (ankle) and Taylor (shoulder) are working.
Taylor seemed to be wearing some type of shoulder harness, according to The Herald's Adam Beasley.
[Update: Finnegan, asked if this was the week he was back, told The Herald, "Absolutely."]
So it seems Finnegan is back versus the Patriots, as I reported here last week.
The linebacker corps is not working. Koa Misi, Chris McCain, Jelani Jenkins and Jonathan Freeny were rehabbing rather than practicing during the portion of practice open to the media. Misi suffered a hamstring injury vs. Baltimore, McCain suffered an ankle injury in practice last week and missed the Baltimore game, and Freeny has missed three games with a hamstring injury.
The only healthy starting LB at practice today was Phillip Wheeler. Kelvin Sheppard and Jason Trusnik are in next-man-up mode at practice today.
Offensive lineman Nate Garner, who has missed two weeks of practice and games because of an illness, was not at practice again Tuesday.