After a bit of a scare during the Dolphins’ workout on Tuesday, in which starting cornerback Dimitri Patterson was held out with a groin injury, it appears the veteran defensive back is on schedule to play Sunday in Indianapolis, after all.
According to numerous reports, Patterson was back at practice in Davie on Wednesday afternoon and donning full pads with his teammates. He reportedly didn’t participate in team drills, but chances are he was limited for precautionary reasons.
Patterson’s return is very encouraging news for the Dolphins’ prospects of beating the Colts on the road, as Andrew Luck is arguably one of the top quarterbacks in football and could expose Nolan Carroll, who would get the start if Patterson is a no-go.
Rookie cornerback Will Davis also practiced for the second consecutive day. The Dolphins’ secondary is now only waiting on second-round pick Jamar Taylor to recover from a groin injury. Miami’s secondary returning to full strength could complete perhaps one of the best defenses in the entire NFL.