By Danny Picard
FOXBORO -- After having limited participation the last two days, Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (hip) missed Friday's practice at Gillette Stadium, along with three other players.
The other three players were offensive lineman Dan Connolly (concussion), and defensive linemen Ron Brace (elbow) and Mike Wright (concussion). All three have missed practice the previous two days.
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Former New England Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace is being laid to rest in his home town.
A celebration of his life will be held at St. John's Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday morning followed by a noontime funeral service. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Brace died at his family's home April 24. He was 29.
Police say his death was not suspicious and appears to be have been caused by a medical condition.
Brace grew up in Springfield and attended Burncoat High School in Worcester, Massachusetts. After a standout career at Boston College, he was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2009 draft and played four years with the team.
He is survived by his parents and six siblings.
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