Julian Edelman doesn't travel with Patriots to South Florida

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who has not played since breaking a bone in his left foot Nov. 15, did not travel with the team for Sunday's season finale against the Miami Dolphins.

Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones, who leads the team with 12.5 sacks this season, also will not play against the Dolphins after being ruled out Friday because of injuries to his abdomen and toe.

The Patriots departed Thursday for South Florida, two days earlier than the norm, and are practicing Friday afternoon at Florida Atlantic University.

Shortly before the Patriots were scheduled to practice, Edelman was spotted working out at Gillette Stadium as fans arrived for the NHL's Winter Classic between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens.

Edelman was leading the Patriots with 61 receptions at the time of his injury. The Patriots, who were 9-0 with Edelman in the lineup, have gone 3-3 in the six games he has missed.

Jones had been playing through the abdomen injury, but the toe injury was added to the Patriots' injury report Thursday.

The Patriots left early for South Florida because of the Winter Classic. In addition to Edelman and Jones, starting linebacker Dont'a Hightower (left knee), starting offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (left ankle), No. 4 cornerback Justin Coleman (concussion) and No. 3 linebacker Jonathan Freeny (right hand) have been ruled out. Defensive end Rob Ninkovich missed practice Friday with a shin injury but is listed as questionable.

The Patriots can clinch the AFC's No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a victory over the Dolphins on Sunday.