Dolphins practice report: Friday update

DAVIE, Fla. -- After taking Thursday off, the Miami Dolphins returned to the practice field for a Friday walk-through in preparation for the Indianapolis Colts.

Here are some notes and observations from Friday’s practice:

  • Starting cornerback Dimitri Patterson (groin) practiced again Friday. He participated in team drills during the portion of practice open to the media. That indicates there’s a very strong chance Patterson plays Sunday against the Colts. Patterson has been optimistic all week, and the Dolphins certainly need him in the secondary.

  • The two players who didn’t practice Friday were third-string quarterback Pat Devlin (ankle) and rookie cornerback Jamar Taylor (groin). Neither player practiced all week and neither is expected to play this weekend. Devlin and Taylor worked on the side with trainers on Friday.

  • Miami No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan continues to get work on special teams. It appears that isn’t changing, as the Dolphins try to carve out a role for Jordan. It’s possible Jordan could get increased reps on defense Sunday. Miami’s goal is to pressure Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Therefore, the Dolphins might be in pass-rush mode for much of the game.

  • It’s still unknown what role Miami has in mind for new acquisition Danny Watkins. The former Philadelphia Eagles first-round pick was signed two weeks ago and is still learning the offense. He was inactive in Week 1. But Watkins worked at right guard on the second team Friday during the early portion of practice. That’s an indication that Miami might consider that his best spot.

The full injury report is due later this afternoon. Keep it locked on ESPN.com's Dolphins page for all the latest updates.