FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -Free safety Antrel Rolle and tight end Ben Patrick will miss Saturday's game at Oakland because of high ankle sprains, Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday.
Rolle was initially diagnosed early last week with a mild sprain, but an MRI later in the week confirmed the injury was more severe.
Patrick hurt his ankle during Saturday's 27-17 win at Kansas City. The second-year player out of Delaware had one catch for 6 yards.
All Pro defensive end Darnell Dockett missed the Kansas City game with a strained pectoral muscle.
``His recovery had moved along more quickly than we thought,'' Whisenhunt said. ``We still have to make sure that we protect him as far as not putting him at risk, but he's doing well. His strength is back and he feels good, so we're going to see how that goes,'' Whisenhunt said.
Also rookie wide receiver Early Doucet and veteran linebacker Monty Beisel are expected to get more involved in team practices.
Doucet missed a large part of training camp with an injured hamstring. Beisel has been sidelined with a back injury.
``I think (Doucet will) do a little bit more in practice than he did last week,'' Whisenhunt said.
``I think he'll be a little bit limited on some of the deep stuff, so we'll have to control his reps a little bit, but hopefully he'll work his way back like Anquan (Boldin) did and he'll be ready to go this week.''
Boldin, who had 71 catches for 853 yards and a career-best nine touchdowns for the Cardinals last season, missed the first two weeks of training camp with a hamstring injury.

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