Aaron Hernandez not practicing

Updated: October 5, 2011, 3:45 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Injured tight end Aaron Hernandez was among those not spotted at the start of New England Patriots practice Wednesday, which reflects he is not yet 100 percent and his status for Sunday's game remains in question.

In addition to Hernandez, receiver Julian Edelman, running back Danny Woodhead, linebacker Jerod Mayo, offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, and defensive linemen Albert Haynesworth and Mike Wright were not spotted during the media access period at the start of the session.

Earlier Wednesday, coach Bill Belichick was asked about Hernandez, saying he didn't know if the tight end had a chance to play Sunday against the Jets.

"We'll see how it goes today, and based on how it goes today, we'll make a determination here tomorrow," he said.

Belichick added the Patriots plan to put Hernandez through warmups.

"If he's able to do something, he'll do it. If he can't, we'll try the same thing tomorrow," he said.

Haynesworth and Vollmer have each missed the last two games with back injuries, while Mayo (left knee) and Woodhead (left ankle) were injured during this past Sunday's game against the Raiders. While the Patriots haven't given a timetable for Mayo, according to multiple media reports, the linebacker is expected to miss a month or more with an injured MCL in his left knee.

Wright hasn't played since suffering a concussion in the first game of the season. He missed the last seven games of the 2010 season with a concussion.

ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss contributed to this report.

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