TE Aaron Hernandez questionable

Updated: October 13, 2012, 12:37 AM ET
By Field Yates | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez did not practice Friday and is questionable for the team's matchup with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

The third-year tight end has missed three consecutive games after leaving the team's Week 2 contest against the Arizona Cardinals with a right ankle injury.

He had limited participation in practice both Wednesday and Thursday.

Hernandez is one of 14 Patriots listed as questionable for Sunday's game. The list includes tight end Rob Gronkowski (hip), guard Logan Mankins (calf/hip), right tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), running back Brandon Bolden (knee) and wide receiver Julian Edelman (hand), who returned to practiced this week after suffering the injury in Week 3.

The Pats were expected to travel to Seattle on Friday, and coach Bill Belichick said Hernandez could be a game-time decision.

"We'll just have to see how it goes here," Belichick said Friday morning. "He practiced late last week and did some things yesterday and Wednesday. We'll see how he is today and see if it set him back, or didn't set him back, and how that went. We'll have the day to evaluate it on Saturday, and we'll see where we're at on Sunday. It could be a game-time decision."

The Patriots declared safety Steve Gregory (hip) and linebacker Tracy White (foot) out for Sunday's game.

Field Yates is a regular contributor to ESPNBoston.com.

Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.



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