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Hernandez Enjoys Some Chicken

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Aaron Hernandez enjoys a piece of chicken while in the Patriots locker room.

Aaron Hernandez enjoys a piece of chicken while in the Patriots locker room.

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FOXBORO (CBS) – Nose tackle Vince Wilfork and running back BenJarvis Green-Ellis were among the missing from Patriots practice on Thursday.

Wilfork’s absense was not injury related, according to the team’s practice participation and injury report, while Green-Ellis missed the practice with a toe injury. He was also limited on Wednesday with the injury.

Safety Josh Barrett missed Thursday’s practice session with a thumb/hamstring injury, along with linebacker Jerod Mayo who is likely out with a knee injury.

Read: Mike Wright Placed On IR

10 Patriots were limited in Thursday’s practice including defensive lineman Kyle Love, who was added to the list with a back injury.

Corners Leigh Bodden (Thumb) and  Ras-I Dowling (Hip), safety Sergio Brown (Chest), wide out Julian Edelman (Ankle), defensive linaman Albert Haynesworth (Back), tight end Aaron Hernandez (Knee), receiver Matthew Slater (Ribs), offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer (Back) and running back Danny Woodhead (Ankle) were all limited once again on Thursday.

Read: Levan Reid’s Patriots Blog

Hernandez took some time to talk with the media, with a piece of chicken in hand, and said he is feeling good leading up to the Patriots game with Dallas.

“I feel pretty good. I feel healthy and ready to go,” he said. “It feels better and better every day.”

Hernandez was not sure if he would be wearing the knee brace he had to wear during New England’s win over the Jets.

Hernandez Enjoys Some Chicken

He did say come game time on Sunday, there will be no chicken in his hand.

“I would probably not, because I don’t want to drop anymore touchdown catches,” he joked.

He also pointed out that the chicken was grilled, and pretty healthy. Not the fried chicken that is causing a stir in another local locker room.

Tune in to the Patriots-Cowboys game Sunday at 4:15 pm on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Get your Patriots Sunday started with Patriots Gameday at 11:30am on WBZ-TV and The Sports Hub’s pregame coverage, beginning at 1:00 pm. After the game tune in to the Postgame show on 98.5, and to Patriots Fifth Quarter on MY TV38.

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