This is a big spot for rookie cornerback Xavien Howard, who will start in place of Maxwell. This will be Howard's first start since Week 4. Linebacker Neville Hewitt started in place of Jenkins.
Here is the full list of Miami's inactives Saturday:
CB Byron Maxwell
LB Jelani Jenkins
DB Jordan Lucas
The Dolphins (9-5) can clinch a playoff berth this weekend with a win over Buffalo and a loss by the Denver Broncos (8-6) on Sunday.