The Patriots are abroad this week to take on the St. Louis Rams in London, and they reportedly will do so without the services of a starting tight end.
Aaron Hernandez did not make the trip to England, according to NFL Network’s Albert Breer, after the 22-year-old was noticed missing from the team’s Friday walkthrough. Safeties Patrick Chung and Steve Gregory were also absent from practice.
My understanding is that Aaron Hernandez did not make the trip to London.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 26, 2012
Hernandez was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, but did not practice at all on Thursday according to the team. The third-year tight end injured his ankle in a Week 2 loss to the Cardinals and missed the next three weeks.
However, he did play in the team’s overtime victory over the Jets, pulling in five catches for 54 yards.