Aaron Hernandez to play in limited role

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who has been out since suffering a severe ankle sprain in Week 2 against the Cardinals, made the trip to Seattle and is expected to play on Sunday against the Seahawks.

Hernandez's role is to be determined based on how he feels on Sunday, but it's likely to be in a limited role. The Patriots prefer to slowly reintegrate players coming off major injuries in a platoon-type role.

This just confirms that Hernandez actually made the trip. He was seen with his bags packed in the locker room yesterday.

I'm not sure I agree that Hernandez will have a limited role. Though its anyone's guess. I'm not sure why the team would fly him all the way out to Seattle just to test out his ankle for a couple of plays. If they flew him there, it's because they believe he can play. I'd expect him to be out there and near full throttle.