FOXBORO -- Logan Mankins (ankle) and Chandler Jones (ankle) practiced again on Friday while offensive lineman Nick McDonald (shoulder) returned and was among 13 Patriots limited in sweats and shells practice outside Gillette Stadium.
Rob Gronkowski (forearm) and Jermaine Cunningham (suspended) were the only ones to miss practice.
Both Jones and Mankins are reportedly set to return to action this Monday night against the Texans barring setbacks.
For Houston, star defensive back Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) told reporters that he's feeling 100 percent and expects to play. Linebacker Bradie James (hamstring) also practiced Friday and is expected to play.
Here is Friday's complete report:
Did Not Practice
TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip)
DT Ron Brace (elbow)
OL Nick McDonald (shoulder)
DE Chandler Jones (ankle)
G Logan Mankins (ankle/calf)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee)
G Dan Connolly (back)
S Patrick Chung (shoulder/hamstring)
TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle)
LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring)
WR Brandon Lloyd (knee)
DT Kyle Love (knee)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee/ankle)
WR Wes Welker (ankle)
LB Jerod Mayo (elbow)
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