Tom Brady is of course listed as "probable" on the Patriots' Friday injury report, with his standard right shoulder and foot ailments. While that won't stop him from playing against the Dolphins on Sunday in Week 17, Bill Belichick might.
With the AFCE East and the AFC No. 1 seed already wrapped up, it's not yet known how much Brady will play against Miami, but chances are it's probably more than you'd expect. The previous two times the Patriots entered Week 17 with a 13-2 record: in 2003, Brady was 21-for-32 with 204 yards and four touchdowns before giving way to back-up Damon Huard, and in 2004, Brady played the first three quarters before Rohan Davey took over in the fourth.
So while we're sure to see Brian Hoyer Sunday, Brady will still likely get most of the snaps.
The complete Dolphins-Patriots injury report from Friday:
|NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (13-2)|
|Tully Banta-Cain||LB||Groin (LP)|
|Deion Branch||WR||Knee (LP)|
|Jermaine Cunningham||LB||Calf (LP)|
|Aaron Hernandez||TE||Hip (DNP)|
|Myron Pryor||NT||Back (LP)|
|Kyle Arrington||CB||Elbow (FP)|
|Tom Brady||QB||Right Shoulder/Foot (LP)|
|Devin McCourty||CB||Rib (FP)|
|Wes Welker||WR||Not injury related (LP)|
|MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-8)|
|Karlos Dansby||LB||Toe (DNP)|
|Anthony Fasano||TE||Knee (DNP)|
|Lydon Murtha||TE||Head (DNP)|
|Nolan Carroll||CB||Head (LP)|