And there is a good chance they could be without their best player as they aim to make a final push.
It is likely Howard, the National Football League leader with seven interceptions this season, will not play for the Dolphins (6-6) in Sunday's game against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (10-3) in Hard Rock Stadium.
"We just have to see how fast of a healer he is", Gase said. "We have to make sure we do the right thing for him", Gase said of Howard. "We can't put him in a bad position to where his movement isn't what it needs to be to play at the level that he wants to play at".
Gase did say that Howard is not on crutches.
Howard's performance marked the second straight game he had two interceptions, and the fifth time in his career that he has secured two interceptions in a game.
The Patriots' victory over the Vikings as 6-point chalk extended their current SU win streak to three games and leaves them unbeaten in six home dates this season. "And he's feisty. He's going to be ready for us". He was limited in Wednesday's session (we'll know more about his status during Thursday's practice shortly), but Miami head coach Adam Gase made it pretty clear that Amendola had his heart on playing against his old squad this weekend.
When Gase was asked if Howard needed to undergo a procedure, Gase said the Dolphins prefer to keep such topics as "in-house" manners.