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TE Hernandez made trip, expected to play

Posted by Greg A. Bedard  October 13, 2012 06:02 PM

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Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who has been out since suffering a severe ankle sprain in Week 2 against the Cardinals, made the trip to Seattle and is expected to play on Sunday against the Seahawks.

Hernandez's role is to be determined based on how he feels on Sunday, but it's likely to be in a limited role. The Patriots prefer to slowly reintegrate players coming off major injuries in a platoon-type role.

It could be a situation where Hernandez only plays 15-20 plays to stay on an upward track in his rehab. But knowing Hernandez, he will likely try to push it. He came back quickly -- probably a little too quickly -- from his MCL sprain last year.

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