Patriots lose defensive captain to hamstring injury vs. Dolphins

The Patriots ruled out linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley for the remainder of their Week 8 matchup with the Dolphins after the defensive captain suffered a hamstring injury.

The injury occurred in the second quarter. Bentley first departed into the Patriots’ blue pop-up medical tent before leaving the sideline for the locker room.

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Patriots linebackers Jahlani Tavai and Mack Wilson took over for Bentley in the middle of the defense.

Bentley led the Patriots with 49 tackles heading into Week 8. He had six tackles against the Dolphins before leaving the game. He also has a sack, three tackles for loss, five QB hits and a pass breakup this season.

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