Status of Dolphins Howard uncertain because of knee injury

DAVIE, Fla. — NFL interception leader Xavien Howard is nursing a knee injury, leaving his availability uncertain for the Miami Dolphins on Sunday against New England.Miami coach Adam Gase described Howard’s status as week to week. Teammate Bobby McCain said he was confident Howard will play this week.Shortly after being chosen AFC defensive player of the week, Howard missed Wednesday’s practice, the first since he was hurt in a win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills.Howard had two interceptions for the second game in a row to increase his season total to seven. He missed only one play when he hurt his knee, but the injury worsened after the game.Gase declined to say whether Howard was looking at possible surgery, but said he expects him back this season.___More AP NFL: and Steven Wine on Twitter: Wine, The Associated Press

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