Patriots security Kyle Dugger is Optimistic About Adrian Phillips' health.

Adrian Phillips departed the Miami Dolphins game on Sunday after suffering a rib injury.

Safety Kyle Dugger excelled in his absence, recording six tackles, two of which failed.

Phillips finished the game with three tackles, including one for a loss.

He has been a key part of the Patriots' safety position for a long time.

He has been a stabilizing force for the team, having served in the military for many years.

Dugger said he was able to give a brief injury update on his teammate following the game.

In the Patriots locker room, Dugger said, "You'd must to ask him." "I'm not certain, but I believe he'll be fine."

The former Alabama quarterback completed 21 of 30 passes for 213 yards and one touchdown in a good performance.

The Patriots' offense only scored seven points against the Dolphins, the lowest total since 2006.