New England Patriots tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski were both limited in practice on Wednesday with injuries that have bothered them for most of the season. Hernandez was limited due to the ankle injury that caused him to miss four games this season. Gronkowski has been dealing with a hip injury that his limited him in practice, but not caused him to miss any game time. Both TEs played in Week 6 against the Seahawks.
Wide receivers Wes Welker (ankle) and Julian Edelman (hand) were also limited in practice on Wednesday. Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd was a full participant in practice and was not even listed on the injury report after appearing to have suffered a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter of New England's 24-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Missing practice entirely for the Pats on Wednesday were running back Brandon Bolden (knee), linebacker Tracy White (foot), and defensive tackle Kyle Love (foot). In addition to the two previously mentioned tight ends, safety Patrick Chung (shoulder), safety Steve Gregory (hip), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), guard Logan Mankins (calf and hip), center Nick McDonald (shoulder), cornerback Sterling Moore (knee), and tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back and knee) were limited at practice.