DAVIE, Fla. -

The Miami Dolphins are hoping their defense will heal up against Buffalo.

The Fins lost 2 games in 6 days before their bye week.

One of the reasons for their struggles has been a banged up defense.

However, cornerback Dimitri Patterson could return on Sunday for Miami.

He's officially listed questionable.

Patterson tore his groin in the season opener.

The Dolphins are also hoping to have back All-Pro Cameron Wake.

He is listed as probable and fully participated in practice on Friday.

The Fins may be without their leading tackler Dannell Ellerbe.

He's listed as doubtful and did not participate in practice all week.