Friday practice report

FOXBOROUGH — Aaron Hernandez was again at Patriots’ practice, which is being held inside Gillette Stadium on a sunny, warm day and is missing receiver Julian Edelman, safety Steve Gregory, and tight end Michael Hoomanawanui.

Players were in shorts and shells, meaning they’ll face the Broncos on Sunday without the benefit of a full-pads practice.

Whether Hernandez plays against Denver remains to be seen. He returned to the practice field for the first time on Thursday after he injured his right ankle in the home opener Sept. 16 against Arizona.

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