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Hernandez (knee) probable to return

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tight end Aaron Hernandez has been announced as probable to return to the game after suffering a knee injury in the fourth quarter.

Hernandez remained on the bench as the Patriots' offense extended their lead on a Rob Gronkowski touchdown grab. He was briefly visited by members of the team's medical staff.

Without Hernandez, the Patriots are down to brothers Rob and Dan Gronkowski at tight end.