FOXBORO -- Tight end Aaron Hernandez and running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis both returned to Patriots practice on Thursday at Gillette Stadium, in preparation for Saturday's game with the Miami Dolphins. It marks the team's last practice before Friday's walkthrough.
Missing from the sweats and shells session was linebacker Brandon Spikes and offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: LB Brandon Spikes (knee), T Sebastian Vollmer (backfoot).
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: CB Kyle Arrington (foot), WR Deion Branch (groin), S Patrick Chung (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin), WR Julian Edelman (back), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S Vincent Fuller (forearm), RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), WR Matthew Slater (shoulder), RB Shane Vereen (hamstring), G Brian Waters (ankle), WR Wes Welker (knee).
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: TE Anthony Fasano (head).
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: T Jake Long (back), WR Brandon Marshall (knee).
FULL PARTICIPATION: CB Will Allen (wrist).