Cornerback Reggie Howard, meanwhile, was downgraded from probable to questionable. That means that there's a very real possibility that fourth-round pick Will Poole could get his first NFL start Sunday night at Cincinnati.
Poole has a tremendous amount of talent, but it still would be unsettling to have him start against a team with one of the best receiving corps in the league.
Already, fullback Rob Konrad and running back Travis Minor have been declared out of the game, and there's a strong possibility that defensive tackle Tim Bowens and running back Sammy Morris also will miss the game.
Yes, things just don't get any easier for the Dolphins.