Aaron Hernandez and Logan Mankins return to Patriots practice

FOXBOROUGH — After they missed Thursday’s practice session at Gillette Stadium, tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) and guard Logan Mankins (calf/hip) returned to practice Friday for a workout in shorts and shells at the team’s indoor facility, the Dana Farber Field House, reported Globe colleague Michael Whitmer.

Safety Steve Gregory (hip), running back Brandon Bolden (knee), and linebacker Tracy White (foot), who were among five players who did not practice, were not spotted during the media-access portion of practice.

Mankins, Hernandez and Gregory all took part in Wednesday’s walk-through session in a limited capacity, but missed practice Thursday.

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