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Mike Pouncey, Reshad Jones miss practice

Mike Pouncey and Reshad Jones are missing practice for the Dolphins today -- one for injury reasons, the other for reasons unknown.

Jones was working off to the side with trainers trying to get a tweaked leg muscle issue rehabilitated. The injury report that will be released later will specify whether Jones has a calf, groin, hamstring, quad, whatever. Bottom line with him, however, is he will start against the New England Patriots on Sunday, according to a source close to the player.

Pouncey is not injured. But he was absent from practice today.

It is not sure if the absence had to do with his lingering legal issue in having to testify before a grand jury in connection with the Aaron Hernandez case. Pouncey was subpeonaed the last time the Dolphins played the Patriorts.

It is also possible Pouncey, who missed two games with a gall bladder issue that started out as food poisoning, had to have attention for this issue.

The Herald is working on getting clarity.

[Update: The reason Pouncey was absent from practice today is he was testifying before a Grand Jury relative to the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation.]

The Dolphins will not explain the reason for Pouncey's absence in the coming press conferences.

In Pouncey's absence, Nate Garner worked at center while Sam Brenner took the first-team snaps at left guard.

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