Mankins still missing from Patriots practice

Mankins still missing from Patriots practice
September 28, 2012, 4:23 pm
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FOXBORO -- New England practiced on the Gillette Stadium field Friday under gray, rainy skies. It was a shorts and shells session.
Guard Logan Mankins (hip), tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) and receiver Julian Edelman (hand) were missing for the third consecutive day this week. Considering Mankins played the near-entirety of 2011 on a torn ACL, his absence is troubling.
Brandon Deaderick (ankle) was out after returning to action in limited capacity Thursday.
Defensive tackle Marcus Forston, released Wednesday when DT Terrell McClain was signed, was back with the team and on the field Friday.
Rookie safety Cyhl Quarles was not spotted; his absence corresponds with Forston's return.