Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 10/21/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: Aaron Hernandez of the New England Patriots runs through a tackle from David Harris of the New York Jets during the first quarter at the New Meadowlands Stadium on September 19, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
The New England Patriots have ruled out three key starters for tomorrow’s matchup against the Miami Dolphins, and they have 15 other players listed as questionable to play, including tight end Aaron Hernandez and wide receivers Wes Welker, Julian Edelman and Brandon Lloyd. New England has ruled out tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm), offensive lineman Logan Mankins (ankle/calf) and defensive lineman Chandler Jones (ankle). All three players didn’t practice the entire week. Edelman suffered a concussion on Thanksgiving Day against the New York Jets, and the wide receiver has been limited at practice all week. Hernandez and Welker, who’ve been hampered by ankle injuries, also were limited this week, while Lloyd is dealing with an injured hamstring. Other notables included as questionable on the team’s injury report are linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee), safety Patrick Chung (shoulder/hamstring) and offensive lineman Dan Connolly (back). Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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