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Miami Dolphins: Who's available as targets for Tua Tagovailoa vs. Patriots today?

Hal Habib
Palm Beach Post
Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki points to the crowd after scoring a touchdown in the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs.

MIAMI GARDENS — The hopes that the Dolphins' receiving corps wouldn't be decimated for today's game against the Patriots were not answered.

Receivers DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant are inactive, as is tight end Mike Gesicki.

Tagovailoa's targets instead will be Malcolm Perry, Lynn Bowden, Mack Hollins and Antonio Callaway, plus tight ends Durham Smythe, Adam Shaheen and Chris Myarick.

There is one other intriguing possibility: receiver Isaiah Ford, whom the Patriots acquired for a late-round pick this season, then released. He returned to the Dolphins, who activated him Saturday. Meanwhile, the Patriots still owe the Dolphins the draft pick.

Gesicki was questionable with a shoulder injury suffered last week against the Chiefs. This is the first game in Gesicki's three-year career he'll miss.

Parker and Grant have hamstring problems. Parker was attempting to play all 16 games for the second consecutive season. Grant last played a full season in 2017.

In addition, starting guard Ereck Flowers (ankle) is out, which should elevate the versatile Jesse Davis back into the lineup.

The full list of inactives for both teams:

Dolphins

#11 WR DeVante Parker

#19 WR Jakeem Grant

#27 FB Chandler Cox

#58 DE Jason Strowbridge

#75 G Ereck Flowers

#88 TE Mike Gesicki

Patriots

#2 QB Brian Hoyer

#14 WR Donte Moncrief

#33 CB Joejuan Williams

#37 RB Damien Harris

#83 TE Jordan Thomas

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