Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey returned to practice Friday following his trip to Massachusetts to reportedly interview with investigators in the Aaron Hernandez case. Pouncey was an excused absence on Wednesday after getting subpoenaed in Foxborough in October.

Pouncey, who is expected to start, appeared in good spirits Friday. He was dancing with teammates to the music during warm-ups.

The Dolphins (7-6) will host the New England Patriots (10-3) in a big AFC East showdown on Sunday.