BOSTON (CBS) – The New England Patriots will be without a key offensive player in Buffalo on Sunday, but they might have a key player on the other side of the ball after all.
Tight end Aaron Hernandez has been ruled out for Sundays game against the Bills, along with offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer (back) and defensive lineman Mike Wright (concussion). Hernandez strained his MCL in New England’s 35-21 win over the San Diego Chargers, and could miss up to six weeks.
Safety Patrick Chung, who had surgery on his right thumb earlier in the week, is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. Chung was at the media portion of practice on Friday with a cast covering his hand.
Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth missed his second straight day of practice with a thigh injury, and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.
Corner Ras-I Downling (hip), linebacker Gary Guyton (hamstring), linebacker Jerod Mayo (thigh), punter Zoltan Mesko (knee), wide receiver Taylor Price (hamstring) and offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (calf) are all listed as questionable for Sunday after limited particpation in Friday’s practice.
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Corners Kyle Arrington and Leigh Bodden, safety Josh Barrett and linebacker Dane Fletcher are all listed as probable for Sunday’s tilt.
Tune in to the Patriots-Bills game Sunday at 1:00 pm on 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBZ-TV. Tune in to Patriots Gameday at 11:30am on WBZ-TV and The Sports Hub’s pregame coverage, beginning at 10:00 am. After the game tune in to the Postgame show on 98.5, and to Patriots Fifth Quarter on TV38.