Dolphins defensive back Nolan Carroll had a solid performance in Week 12 against the Panthers, in a 20-16 loss Sunday. Carroll had three tackles, and added four pass defenses and an interception, his second of the season.
Dolphins defensive back Chris Clemons had a solid game Sunday, leading the team in tackles in a 34-28 win over the Steelers in Week 14. Clemons racked up 12 stops -- seven solo -- and a pass defended in the win.
Dolphins running back Lamar Miller was able to practice fully Thursday, a good sign for his chances of playing in Week 15 against the Patriots. He left last week's game with a concussion, and watched backfield Daniel Thomas run wile against the Steelers, throwing some questions about his potential role into the air.
The Dolphins defense is missing a pair of defensive backs in Week 13, as Dimitri Patterson (groin) and Jamar Taylor (hamstring) headline the inactive list for Sunday's game against the Jets. Running back Daniel Thomas (ankle) is also sidelined due to injury, though his status had already been determined well before kickoff.
Two key Saints, right tackle Zach Strief and nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley, are active for the game vs. Carolina after being listed as questionable with ankle injuries. Both practiced on a limited basis Friday.