New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez is expected to travel to Seattle with the rest of his teammates following his second straight week of practice.
Hernandez is expected to be active and play the Seattle Seahawks on week 6, it will be his first game action after sitting out the last 3 games with a high-ankle sprain injury that he suffered against the Arizona Cardinals. Hernandez suffered the injury while making a block on a screen play for Julian Edelman who ended up rolling over him while been tackled.
Hernandez practiced last week prior to the Denver Broncos game but wasn’t ready yet for playing time, after two weeks of practice, he is.
The former 2nd round pick in the 2010 draft has recorded 6 catches for 59 yards and a touchdown this season all the of that production came in the first game against the Tennessee Titans. Last season Hernandez set career highs with 79 catches for 910 yards and 7 touchdowns in 14 games.
The Patriots offense under QB Tom Brady have produced a league record 30+ first downs in 3 straight games entering week 6 but Hernandez will still provide a huge boost to what seems to be an unstoppable Patriots offense.