New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is expected to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, despite being limited in practice so far this week with a . On Thursday Hernandez told reporters after practice that he was "healthy and ready to go." Even if Hernandez is limited again tomorrow, he's expected to play on Sunday against the Cowboys.
Currently, Hernandez is on pace to more than double his output from his rookie year in 2010. Hernandez played last week, despite being limited in practice all week, and still caught 5 passes for 56 yards. He's missed two games do far this year, but in the three games he has played he is averaging over 70 yards a game, even with the action that Rob Gronkowski gets in the passing game.
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