Dolphins' Pouncey says he's not distracted by grand jury

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey was back at practice Friday after being subpoenaed before a Massachusetts grand jury to discuss the Aaron Hernandez murder case.

A former New England Patriots tight end, Hernandez is a former college teammate of Hernandez's at the University of Florida. Hernandez is in jail on a first-degree murder charge stemming from the killing of Odin Lloyd.

Pouncey said missing practice time won't shake his focus for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

"It wasn't a distraction at all," Pouncey said. "We're all professional football players. It's something that I had to go handle. I'm here with my football team, so I'm happy."

Pouncey recently missed two games due to a stomach illness.

"It hasn't affected my play on the field at all, so I guess that's kept me sane," Pouncey said. "The guys in the locker room have been phenomenal just getting me through this year."

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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