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Friday, November 30, 2012
Signs pointing to Jones not playing

By Mike Rodak

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle), guard Logan Mankins (ankle/calf), and tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip) were not spotted for the start of a third straight practice on Friday.

Without having practiced this week, it is unlikely that any of these three players travel to face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Meanwhile, offensive lineman Markus Zusevics returned to practice on Friday after missing the last two days with an illness.

The Patriots practiced indoors on Friday, with the heat turned up. They had been outdoors their last two sessions.