Hernandez playing time tracker

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Tight end Aaron Hernandez is giving the Patriots a lot despite not being at 100 percent with his injured ankle.

Hernandez played 18 of 42 snaps in the first half (including penalties).

His workload has gradually increased, with the breakdown below:

1st series: 2 snaps

2nd series: 1 snap

3rd series: 5 snaps

4th series: 8 snaps

5th series: 2 series