Aaron Hernandez’s Week Six status remains a mystery

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The New England Patriots have been vague and noncommittal on the Week Seven availability of tight end Aaron Hernandez, who’s been sidelined since Week Two with a high ankle sprain. The Patriots are vague and noncommittal without fail when it comes to injury situations, so this is no departure from their standard operating procedure.

Hernandez is listed as questionable on the Week Six injury report. He was limited in Wednesday and Thursday’s practices, but did not practice on Friday.

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, though, Hernandez’s travel bag was all packed up on Friday to make the team flight to Seattle for Sunday’s clash with the Seahawks. Howe suggests Hernandez was held out of Friday’s practice because the Patriots’ practice field was wet, and he’s trying to come back from a tricky ankle injury.

Howe also surmises that Hernandez could be available for a limited role at Seattle.

We’ll have more updates in Hernandez on Sunday. For now, it looks like his status could go either way. The Patriots may not decide whether to let Hernandez play until a pre-game workout to see how he’s getting around.

11 responses to “Aaron Hernandez’s Week Six status remains a mystery

  1. If he’s not ready yet then no big deal The Pats offense is absolutely lethal whether he’s on the field or not. Let him get healed enough to insured a successful return. They have no reason to rush/risk it. However, once he does get back fully healthy and cut and run, watch out because the Pats offense will be so versatile that they’ll be able to switch up and change to anything they want against anything and everything a defense throws at them.

  2. If he misses the game it will at least give him a chance to get another tattoo. I think there is still a little room left on his ears and face.

  3. It’s called a game time decision. Every team does it in every sport. It’s only a called”story” because the Patriots are involved

  4. If Hernandez is having trouble on a wet field don’t have him play this week. The Patriots offense can and will operate fine without him. Besides the Patriots don’t need anybody slowing down what has been the best bad weather (rain, sleet, snow, wind etc.) quarterback that most of us has ever seen Tom Brady.

  5. geniusfan says:Oct 13, 2012 4:16 PM

    If Hernandez is having trouble on a wet field don’t have him play this week. The Patriots offense can and will operate fine without him. Besides the Patriots don’t need anybody slowing down what has been the best bad weather (rain, sleet, snow, wind etc.) quarterback that most of us has ever seen Tom Brady.

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    Have you seen that Seattle defense? I don’t think the Patriots offense will be fine this week.

  6. If Hernandez is having trouble on a wet field don’t have him play this week. The Patriots offense can and will operate fine without him. Besides the Patriots don’t need anybody slowing down what has been the best bad weather (rain, sleet, snow, wind etc.) quarterback that most of us has ever seen Tom Brady.

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    Have you seen that Seattle defense? I don’t think the Patriots offense will be fine this week.

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    Ho hum they are still the Seahawks. Last time I checked they were in last place in their division and thats with the win the replacement officials gave them.

  7. phoff12 says:

    Ho hum they are still the Seahawks. Last time I checked they were in last place in their division and thats with the win the replacement officials gave them.

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    They have the same record as the patsies. Keep thinking its an easy win, we all know Tammy Brady gets flustered when pressured, and the Seattle D will pressure him more than he’s been pressured in years.

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