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Aaron Hernandez in, Wes Welker out for second straight practice

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For many teams, the reports about player participation in practice serve as a pretty good guideline about their chances of playing on Sunday.

The Patriots are not one of those teams. Tight end Aaron Hernandez has been a perfect example of that this season. He’s played in games after missing two practices over the course of the week and then missed last week’s game against Buffalo even though he was a participant in practice every day. So we’ll simply note that Hernandez practiced for the second straight day on Thursday, Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe reports that he looked good during the portion of the practice open to the media, and leave you to draw your own conclusions.

You could probably do the same with wide receiver Wes Welker, who missed practice for the second straight day with an ankle injury. It could be because the injury is serious enough to require rest or it could be an abundance of caution to ensure he’ll be ready to go against the Colts. The Patriots won’t give any suggestions either way, so we’ll just have to keep waiting to see what develops.

Guards Dan Connolly and Logan Mankins, both of whom left the Bills win with injuries, were also absent from practice for a second day. Phil Perry of CSNNE.com reports that linebacker Tracy White started practice with the team, but left with a trainer a short time later.

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4 Responses to “Aaron Hernandez in, Wes Welker out for second straight practice”
  1. caseyanthonymunoz says: Nov 15, 2012 2:33 PM

    Maybe Ben Roethlisberger can talk about the Patriots injuries instead. After all, he’s already dramatizing and embellishing his own.

  2. bk1984 says: Nov 15, 2012 2:44 PM

    Brady should be able to outwit a young Andrew Luck in New England, but I think Indy covers 9 points.

  3. taintedlombardis says: Nov 15, 2012 3:07 PM

    bk1984 is the product of the dumbing down of sports fans everywhere thanks to the likes of ESPN and others of their ilk. Brady and Andrew Luck are never on the field at the same time, so there is no so such thing as opposing QBs “outwitting” each other.

  4. CKL says: Nov 15, 2012 5:07 PM

    I’m worried about those OL injuries. If Indy can pressure up the middle, could be a long day for the Pats O. This game was a barn burner LAST year with Orlovsky (who isn’t a bad backup at all but still). Even though this year it’s in NE, I expect it still will be a tight game. Luck’s the truth.

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