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“I’m sure he would have loved to have been in Miami in the warmth and stuff, but he made some sacrifices,” Zorn said. “Partly, it was extrinsic motivation that he made sacrifices. But he did it.”

In other injury news, offensive line coach Joe Bugel said left tackle Chris Samuels is likely to start participating in contact drills next week. He had surgery on his right elbow last month. Stephon Heyer has taken Samuels´ place in those situations.

The team excused London Fletcher from practice to tend to his wife, Charne. She gave birth to their second child Tuesday, a boy.