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Trio of Dolphins closer to return

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins defensive end Jared Odrick and guard John Jerry are closer to rejoining practice as the team begins preparations for its game Monday night against New England.

Odrick and Jerry rode exercise bikes while the Dolphins worked out Wednesday. Odrick missed the last two games because of a hairline fracture in his right leg, and Jerry sat out last week with an illness.

Inside linebacker Channing Crowder had a more expanded role in practice and may play for the first time this season against the Patriots. He has been sidelined by a groin injury.