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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Mankins, Connolly, Jones at walk-through

By Mike Rodak

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With a longer week of preparation before their Monday Night Football tilt with the Houston Texans, the New England Patriots scaled things back on Wednesday, holding a walk-through practice in their indoor facility.

Present for the walk-through were offensive linemen Logan Mankins (ankle/calf) and Dan Connolly (back), as well as defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle).

Mankins and Jones did not play on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, while Connolly left the game in the first half with his injury.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has been out for several weeks with a broken forearm, was not spotted at the beginning of the walk-through.

Running back Brandon Bolden, who has returned from his four-game suspension, and wide receiver Donte' Stallworth, who was re-signed on Tuesday, were both on the practice field.