TE Aaron Hernandez set to return
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is active for the team's game against the New York Jets after missing the past three because of a sprained right ankle.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski is not active Thursday night, as expected, after breaking his left forearm in the Patriots' win over Indianapolis on Sunday. Rookie defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle), guard Logan Mankins (ankle, calf) and tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back, knee) also will not play.
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