In his absence, Trae Elston has been promoted to the team's active roster to help provide depth at strong safety.
Branch said Saturday that he's "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from Jan.
Lippett, a 2015 fifth-round pick out of Michigan State, registered 67 tackles and four interceptions across 16 games in his second NFL season in 2016.
Misi (neck) was placed on the Dolphins' injured reserve list Tuesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
He'd almost certainly remain a blocking specialist if he does return for a 13th professional season in 2018.
Bushrod underwent surgery in January to repair his right arm but expects to be back to full strength for the start of Organized Team Activities in April, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Howard returned to practice without limitations Friday after sitting out to start the week, making him seem likely to play in Week 15, despite the questionable tag.
The Dolphins can ill afford to be without the services of the 24-year-old, who has four interceptions over the past two games, with rookie cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (ankle/shoulder) listed as doubtful.
Thomas' season will end with a final count of 27 tackles (16 solo) and one pass defended.Bushrod was sidelined for the Dolphins' final six games last season due to a foot injury, but it appears that's no longer an issue for the 33-year-old.Instead, his focus has shifted to rehabbing the arm, though he doesn't view it as a concern heading into offseason workouts.With Jarvis Landry an unrestricted free agent and Leonte Carroo's (undisclosed) health a question mark, Ford is a name to keep an eye on in deeper fantasy formats ahead of the 2018 campaign given his production at the collegiate level, where he caught 154 passes for 2,258 yards and 18 touchdowns in his final two seasons at Virginia Tech.Fasano is undecided if he will return for the 2018 season, Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reports.