Aaron Hernandez and Logan Mankins back to practicing

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was able to return from an ankle injury against the Seattle Seahawks last week, and he was able to play without any setbacks and had a productive day with six receptions and one touchdown. Hernandez and star guard Logan Mankins are practicing for the Patriots again, and Herny looks good to go for Week 7.

The absences on Wednesday and Thursday were likely just days of rest for him, because he’s a tough player and looks ready after being more than four weeks removed from the injury. He returned during the “best-case” juncture of the injury, and he was productive against Seattle.

Mankins has been back to his old self after a game off a couple of weeks ago, as he was clearly hindered by hip and calf injuries. He’s practicing today, and both tough players look good to go for Sunday’s game against the rival New York Jets.

Brandon Bolden doesn’t look good to go, and neither do defensive players Steve Gregory and Tracy White. Gregory has been missing for the past two weeks, and the secondary has suffered due to his absence with Patrick Chung being forced to play more over the top. It looks like the Patriots will be without Gregory for the third straight game, and White also looks like a no-go (although, I don’t think we’ll be missing him too much).

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