Found November 17, 2011 on The Rap Sheet:
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Bill Belichick opted to have the boys indoors for the second-day-in a row, as the Patriots once again practiced in the Dana Farber Field House. Colleague Ian Rapoport made the trip over to the practice bubble. He reports the same trio missing from the workout. Like yesterday, cornerback Devin McCourty (shoulder) was not in attendance. Also, linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee), and Dane Fletcher (thumb) also weren’t spotted. The players were in shells. Rapoport theorized tomorrow would be a padded practice, since it’s more like a typical Thursday schedule with the Monday night game against the Chiefs.  
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