Recommendation: Earlier reports suggested that Hernandez was unlikely to play this week, but his presence on the field Thursday suggests that he has a shot to suit up Sunday against the Broncos. The report notes that Hernandez was limping some after running his first route during positional drills Thursday, but then looked fine during a later drill. Either way, this is a highly encouraging development, though it's not hard to imagine Hernandez evolving into a game-time decision for Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff.
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Update: Hernandez (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, the Boston Herald reports.