Recommendation: It's unclear whether or not Hernandez has suffered any setbacks with his ankle, but the field was wet Friday, so perhaps the Patriots were playing it safe here. Apparently, Hernandez had his travel bag packed for the team's trip to Seattle, so it's possible that this could turn into a game-time decision for Sunday's 4:05 ET kickoff, if he does in fact travel West with the team. For his part, coach Bill Belichick noted Friday with regards to the tight end's Week 6 status, "We'll just have to see how it goes here...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."
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Update: Hernandez (ankle) didn't practice Friday, the Boston Herald reports.