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Dolphins thin at linebacker for game against Bengals

The Miami Dolphins (1-2) probably will be without their two starting outside linebackers in Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals (1-2).

Koa Misi was ruled out with a neck injury on Wednesday's official injury report, and Jelani Jenkins is doubtful with a groin injury. The Dolphins are expected to start backups Neville Hewitt and Donald Butler to replace Misi and Jenkins.

Dolphins center Anthony Steen also is listed as doubtful with an ankle injury. The team could be down to its third-string center -- Kraig Urbik -- if Steen cannot play. Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey has been out all season and will miss his fourth straight game with a hip injury.

Left tackle Branden Albert (ankle) is listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision. Other starters such as receiver Jarvis Landry (shoulder), linebacker Kiko Alonso (hamstring) and cornerback Xavien Howard (quad) also are questionable but expected to play.