Patrick Chung, Sebastian Vollmer Absent for Patriots’ Final Practice Before Flying to Denver


FOXBORO, Mass. — Patriots safety Patrick Chung and tackle Sebastian Vollmer were the only players missing from practice Friday.

Since they didn’t practice all week, they won’t be playing Sunday against the Broncos. The Patriots fly to Denver on Friday afternoon.

The Patriots practiced inside the Dana-Farber Field House, which might have been for one of two reasons — the windy weather, or the chance to simulate crowd noise in anticipation of a loud road game in Denver.

Quarterback Tom Brady and defensive lineman Vince Wilfork were present for the media portion of practice. They were limited Wednesday and Thursday for non-injury reasons, which haven’t been disclosed.

Linebacker Brandon Spikes, who has been wearing a brace on his right knee, was riding the stationary bike while the team was stretching at the start of practice.

The Patriots practiced in sweats and shells all week. They’ll be able to practice in full pads once during each of the next two weeks if they choose.

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