Found October 14, 2012 on NFL Injury Report:
The New England Patriots have numerous inactive players for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, but Aaron Hernandez doesn't figure to be one of them.  Two of the key players the Patriots will be missing are Dont'a Hightower and Julian Edelman.  Both have been ruled out for today's game. According to Jeff Howe and Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, Hernandez traveled with the team which means he will likely play today.  They point out that the Patriots have already ruled out Hightower, Edelman, Steven Gregory, and Tracy White. Hernandez has been battling an ankle injury that has kept him sidelined for the last three games.  He should return and give Tom Brady another target down the middle of the field.  Hightower is still dealing with his hamstring issue and will continue to get treatment from team doctors.  Edleman has a hand injury and will remain in New England.  Gregory has a hip injury, and White has a foot injury. Hernandez has six receptions and 59 yards this season.  The 22-year old tight end has played in just two games with his last being September 16th against the Arizona Cardinals.  Hernandez is in his in his third season and is averaging 11.9 yard per reception.  He has 14 touchdowns in his career. While the Patriots will be without a few players today, Hernandez's return means more options for Brady.  Brady has made a name for himself by utilizing his tight ends perhaps more than any other quarterback in the NFL.  With Hernandez back, the Patriots will have more flexibility. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt

TE Aaron Hernandez active for New England

Tight end Aaron Hernandez is active for the New England Patriots on Sunday against Seattle, his first game since suffering an ankle injury in Week 2. Hernandez was hurt early in the Patriots' loss to Arizona on Sept. 16. He's missed the previous three games, but was a limited participant in New England's first two practices this week and listed as questionable on the...

Aaron Hernandez misses practice, likely a game-time decision

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez missed practice on Friday and head coach Bill Belichick indicated that he’ll be a game-time decision.“We’ll just have to see how it goes here,” Belichick said Friday morning, via “He practiced late last week and did some things yesterday and Wednesday. We’ll see how he is today and see if it set him back,...

Aaron Hernandez Travels With Patriots

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) traveled with the team to Seattle despite missing practice Friday, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.Fantasy Spin:Hernandez has missed three games with a sprained ankle, and while he's still not guaranteed to play Sunday it's a good sign that he's with the team. The tight end didn't travel with New England to Baltimore...

Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez Expected To Play ‘Limited…

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Aaron Hernandez Scores TD in Return To Action

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Aaron Hernandez Doesn't Practice Friday

The Patriots issue a correction saying tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) did not practice Friday. The team had initially listed Hernandez as limited in Friday's practice.Fantasy Spin:Hernandez may have suffered a setback or perhaps he was never slated to practice Friday in the first place -- we'll never know with the tight-lipped Patriots. Hernandez is still listed as questionable...

Aaron Hernandez To Be Game-Time Decision

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Aaron Hernandez Active For Patriots

Tight end Aaron Hernandez is active for Week 6 at Seattle. Fantasy Spin: Hernandez is back after missing the last three games with a sprained ankle, but fantasy owners should keep expectations tempered while working back into the mix against a tough defense on the road.

Patriots Injury Report: Aaron Hernandez, Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez did not practice Friday and is listed as questionable by the club. Fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receivers Julian Edelman and Wes Welker are also questionable heading into this weekend’s contest against the Seattle Seahawks. Hernandez has been out since injury his ankle during the Patriots’ home opener...

Aaron Hernandez makes trip to Seattle, expected to play

According to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez made the trip to Seattle for tomorrow’s match up with the Seahawks.Even though Hernandez is expected to be a game-time decision, the belief is that he’ll play.

Patriots TE Hernandez questionable for Sunday

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez did not practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Hernandez is among 14 Patriots listed as questionable, according to ESPN Boston. The list features running back Brandon Bolden (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (hand), tight end Rob Gronkowski (hip), linebacker Dont'a Hightower ...

Belichick: Aaron Hernandez could be a game-time decision

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick wouldn't exactly say if tight end Aaron Hernandez would play in Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.  Hernandez did not practice Friday.  But Belichick hinted he would be traveling with the team Friday to Seattle.    "We'll just have to see how it goes here," Belichick said Friday morning . "He practiced...

NFL Injuries: Aaron Hernandez, Hakeem Nicks, Wes Welker Game Time Decisions But Expected To Play NFL Week 6

The New England Patriots and New York Giants have more in common than just playing each other in exciting Super Bowls. They also have a knack at getting bit by the injury bug and having key players wind up on the weekly NFL Injury Report. For Week 6 of the 2012 NFL season, things are no different, as Aaron Hernandez, Wes Welker and Hakeem Nicks are all game time decisions, but are...

Wes Welker a Bright Spot For Patriots in Week 6

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Unable to close the deal: Patriots find themselves losing winnable games

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