Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez may be ready to return from his Week Two ankle injury, as he has practiced this week and appears to be making the trip to Seattle with the team today.
Although there has been no official word from the Patriots on Hernandez’s status, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that Hernandez’s pads are packed up in his travel bag, while Andy Hart of Patriots.com reports that Hernandez was overheard asking a teammate what time the Patriots are leaving today. If Hernandez weren’t playing against the Seahawks he likely wouldn’t make the trip to Seattle.
Hernandez practiced on a limited basis on Thursday. He was injured on the Patriots’ first drive of their Week Two loss to the Cardinals and has missed three games since then.