Miami Dolphins linebacker Tim Dobbins totaled a team- and season-high six tackles last weekend at Oakland. It appears he'll have a shot to match those numbers Sunday against the Browns.
Fellow linebacker Channing Crowder (knee) missed a third consecutive practice Friday and is listed as doubtful. That affords Dobbins additional opportunities to expand his special teams role. Against the Raiders, Dobbins started in place of Karlos Dansby, who was limited in practice Friday and is listed as probable with a toe injury.
Dobbins and Dansby will play alongside each other as they did earlier this season against the Jets and Patriots, when Crowder was out with a groin strain.