DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Zach Thomas will sit out Sunday's game against Buffalo because of recurring migraines.
It will be the fourth game Thomas has missed this season, including two in September because of a concussion. He participated in full-contact drills Thursday but was held out of practice Friday and ruled out for the game.
``That's the recommendation of our medical staff,'' coach Cam Cameron said. ``He had a good practice yesterday, but as we're finding out in these situations, one day isn't always indicative of the next day. ... He came in this morning and things were not quite the same.''
Thomas hasn't played since he suffered whiplash in a car accident driving home from the Dolphins' loss to New England on Oct. 21.
The seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker has been slowed by migraines and concussions in the past, but Sunday's game will be only the 17th he has missed in a 12-year career.
Injuries have been a big factor in the Dolphins' 0-8 start, with the defense particularly hard-hit.
In Thomas' absence, the Dolphins will again move Channing Crowder from outside linebacker to the middle, and Derrick Pope will again start on the outside.

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