Two Patriots missing from Friday practice

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Two Patriots missing from Friday practice

FOXBORO -- Running back Stevan Ridley returned to Patriots practice on Friday after missing the last two sessions because of a death in the family.

Missing from Friday's sweats and shells session was offensive linemen Sebastian Vollmer (backfoot) and Marcus Cannon. Vollmer has been battling injuries since August and has seen action in just six of New England's 12 games. Cannon's absence is new.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OUT: T Sebastian Vollmer (backfoot).

DOUBTFUL: LB Jermaine Cunningham (hamstring).

QUESTIONABLE: CB Kyle Arrington (foot), S Patrick Chung (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin), WR Julian Edelman (back), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), WR Matthew Slater (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), RB Shave Vereen (hamstring), C Ryan Wendell (calf), RB Danny Woodhead (abdomen).

PROBABLE: OL Marcus Cannon (missed practice Friday for non-injury-related reasons), WR Wes Welker (knee).

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

OUT: DL Chris Baker (quad), S LaRon Landry (groin).

PROBABLE: WR Terrence Austin (hamstring), DE Stephen Bowen (knee), T Jammal Brown (hip), LB London Fletcher (ankle), S DeJon Gomes, QB Rex Grossman (left shoulder), CB DeAngelo Hall (back), G Maurice Hurt (knee), P Sav Rocca (left ankle), FB Darrel Young (head).

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Bennett, who could very well leave the Pats for more money, responded to a criticism of his desire to get paid and followed it with several more musings.