Quarterback Ryan Tannehill fully participated in practice and is listed as probable with a right shoulder injury. Receiver Mike Wallace (groin) and centre Mike Pouncey (ankle) were both limited in practice after being added to the injury report during the week and listed as questionable.
Patterson missed last week's game with a groin injury and aggravated it in practice this week. He was replaced in the starting lineup last week by Nolan Carroll.
The Falcons also have a long list of ailments. Three of their players went on injured reserve after being hurt in last week's win over St. Louis -- standout linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, defensive end Kroy Biermann and fullback Bradie Ewing.
Miami is trying to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2002. Atlanta is 1-1.