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Aaron Hernandez, Logan Mankins don’t practice for Patriots

Logan Mankins AP

Before practice on Thursday, Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez said that he was feeling good after his return to action in Week Six.

Perhaps part of the reason he was feeling good was that he knew he wouldn’t have to go through a tiring practice on Thursday. Hernandez did not participate in the Patriots workout after taking part in a limited practice on Wednesday. That doesn’t mean he’s had any setback with his ankle, though. Hernandez didn’t practice last Friday before playing against the Seahawks, which indicates the team will be easing him back to a full workload, and there’s no sign that his chances of playing against the Jets have taken a hit today.

Guard Logan Mankins appears to be on the same protocol. Mankins, who has been dealing with a hip injury for the last few weeks, skipped Thursday’s practice after being limited on Wednesday. He has had varied practice participation in recent weeks, but hasn’t missed a game yet this year.

Safety Steve Gregory, running back Brandon Bolden and linebacker Tracy White also missed practice for New England. Defensive lineman Ron Brace was the only new addition to the injury report. He was limited along with eight other Patriots, including tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Wes Welker.

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9 Responses to “Aaron Hernandez, Logan Mankins don’t practice for Patriots”
  1. h3min1230 says: Oct 18, 2012 5:46 PM

    Goom yet

  2. baloneyjohn says: Oct 18, 2012 5:49 PM

    Who else but Belechik plays these injury reports like he does?

  3. ampats says: Oct 18, 2012 6:06 PM

    How is a player not practicing, playing with the injury report? It is Thursday,many players are banged up.

    But then again,if Belichick didn’t list a player who had issues as questionable on Thursday and he didn’t play on Sunday the Haters would hang BB from the gallows for the player not being on the report.

    Can’t have it both ways !

    Unfortunately for the Jets both Mankins and Hernandez will play on Sunday.

  4. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 18, 2012 6:47 PM

    Is there a defensive tackle in the league that gets hurts more often with as few actual game snaps as Ron Brace?

  5. notthathand says: Oct 18, 2012 7:21 PM

    With all these injuries and Tebow at RB the Pats are certainly doomed…..

    ☻☻☻☻☻

  6. frankg2469 says: Oct 18, 2012 7:41 PM

    Mankins missed the Bills game-not that they needed him for it.

  7. hartleechung says: Oct 18, 2012 8:07 PM

    The line stepped it up the last time Mankins was out…can they do it again?

  8. borisbulldog says: Oct 18, 2012 8:26 PM

    Hernandez needs to get a face tattoo so he can look even more like the inmate he portrays in his TD dance!

  9. fortunefavorsthebolden says: Oct 18, 2012 8:49 PM

    @borisbulldog

    Try not to choke when chugging that haterade

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