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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Danny Woodhead, Chandler Jones practice

By James Walker

The New England Patriots received good news on the health front Wednesday. Starting defensive end Chandler Jones and tailback Danny Woodhead were both at the start of practice, ESPNBoston.com reports.

Jones tweaked his ankle in the second half of last weekend's playoff win over the Houston Texans. He didn't finish the game but remained dressed on the sideline. Woodhead injured his thumb on his first carry and also didn't return.

The Patriots will need as many healthy players as possible Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game. New England already lost Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski for the playoffs with a broken arm.