Jones absent from practice for third straight day

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Jones absent from practice for third straight day

FOXBORO -- New England did the best it could Friday to get players ready for Miami's heat. 
The Patriots held their final practice session of the week inside the Dana-Farber Field House. 
Three players were missing during the media's availability: Defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle), guard Logan Mankins (anklecalf), and tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearmhip). The trio has been absent all week. 
Offensive lineman Markus Zusevics was back after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday with an illness. It's likely he's the only Patriot of the four mentioned here who will make the trip to Florida. 
The team's complete injury report will be released this evening.