The Dolphins could be without one of their starting cornerbacks Thursday. Rob Foldy Getty Images

Although the Miami Dolphins' injury report is much shorter than the New England Patriots', they could be without one key player on defense Thursday night.

Starting cornerback Brice McCain was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable ahead of Thursday's matchup. McCain missed Sunday's game against the Houston Texans due to a knee injury, and it doesn't sound promising that he'll play against the Patriots, either.

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McCain is a solid slot cornerback for the Dolphins, and while he's not the biggest cornerback in the league (5-foot-9), he's a scrappy defender that the Dolphins could certainly use to cover guys like Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman.

Jamar Taylor started in McCain's place last week and would likely get the start once again if he's forced to miss the game. McCain has one interception and three passes defensed this season for Miami.

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