Saban then told reporters that was all he would say about Frerotte's status and not to ask him hypothetical questions.
"What if?" Saban said. "We've got enough problems with what is."
The problem for Frerotte is swelling of his right index finger, the result of hitting Patriots linebacker Monty Beisel's helmet.
Frerotte was injured in the second quarter and got an injection at halftime. He said he had no idea whether he'd able to play against Cleveland.
When asked if he would list himself as probable, questionable or doubtful for the game, Frerotte replied: "I have no idea. I don't even know what half of those mean."
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Frerotte was the only Dolphins player to miss any part of practice on Wednesday. Defensive tackle Vonnie Holliday was able to work despite having his foot stepped on against New England.
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With the Dolphins preparing to face Cleveland, the issue of Braylon Edwards' claim that the Dolphins told him they would draft him second overall in April before taking Ronnie Brown resurfaced.
Saban said he never spoke to Edwards or his agent, but he apologized if anyone in the organization did make any kind of promise to Edwards.
"We said he was one of three players we were interested in drafting," Saban said. "To me, it's no disrespect that we didn't pick him, it shows a lot of respect that we would consider him."