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Fletcher out, Dowling doubtful vs. Steelers

The Patriots classified linebacker Dane Fletcher as out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, while cornerback Ras-I Dowling is doubtful and five others are questionable, including linebacker Jerod Mayo, for the AFC showdown in Pittsburgh. Here's a look at the full report:

Out: LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)

Doubtful: CB Ras-I Dowling (hip)

Questionable: S Josh Barrett (thumb), RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), LB Jerod Mayo (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)

And for the Steelers:

Out: LB James Harrison (eye), T Chris Hoke (neck), G Doug Legursky (toe), LB Jason Worilds (quadricep)

Questionable: LB James Farrior (calf), WR Hines Ward (ankle)