The fiancee of Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a charge of perjury, District Attorney Sam Sutter announced over Twitter on Friday.

Shayana Jenkins was indicted on a perjury charge in connection to the investigation into the June 17 killing of Odin Lloyd in North Attleborough.

FOXBORO — His equipment travel bag was packed Friday afternoon in front of his locker but according to a report from ESPN’s John Clayton, Rob Gronkowski is not expected to play Sunday night against the Falcons. Clayton also reports that it’s highly unlikely that Danny Amendola returns Sunday night.

FOXBORO — It’s not often that you get the kind of bold prediction on strategy that Patriots defensive tackle Tommy Kelly provided Friday when asked about the Falcons running game and how much their play-action could be a factor in keeping the Patriots pass rush honest against Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Roddy White.

Two significant developments in the past 24 hours could change the course of the murder case against former Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez. The former NFL tight end stands accused of shooting and killing former semi-pro linebacker Odin Lloyd on June 17.

Bristol County District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter said Friday that Carlos Ortiz was charged Friday with accessory after the fact in the murder while gun charges against him were dropped.

FOXBORO — Sporting heavy white tape on his left foot, starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer returned to Patriots practice Friday morning outside Gillette Stadium. Matthew Slater was the only player missing as the Patriots worked out in shorts and shells for the second straight day on the upper grass fields.

Bell cow. Feature back. Lead dog. No matter what you call them, at one time or another over the last 13 years, Antowain Smith, Corey Dillon, BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Stevan Ridley all established themselves as the No. 1 running back with the Patriots.



FOXBORO — Vince Wilfork doesn’t need to be reminded of the challenge that lies ahead for him and the Patriots defense this Sunday night in Atlanta.

Wilfork is always respectful when mentioning the opponent but on Thursday he sounded like the president of the booster club for Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons.

The Patriots injury report for Thursday was the same as it was on Wednesday, with right tackle Sebastian Vollmer and special teams captain Matthew Slater the only two to register DNPs. Meanwhile, wide receiver Danny Amendola, linebacker Jerod Mayo, running backs Brandon Bolden and Leon Washington and tight end Rob Gronkowski were among those limited.

Here is Thursday’s complete report:

FOXBORO — Sebastian Vollmer and Matthew Slater were again the only players missing from Patriots practice Thursday morning on the grass fields outside Gillette Stadium.

After practicing in full pads Wednesday, the team worked out in shorts and shells on Thursday as they continue preparations for the Falcons on Sunday night at the Georgia Dome. The game with be on national TV on NBC and expert analyst Cris Collinsworth attended Thursday’s practice in Foxboro.

FOXBORO — Danny Amendola (groin), Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm) and linebacker Jerod Mayo (ankle) were among nine players limited at practice on Wednesday as the Patriots practiced in full pads. Mayo is making his first appearance of the season on the injury report after suffering an apparent injury in Sunday’s win over Tampa Bay.

Matthew Slater (wrist) and Sebastian Vollmer (foot) were the only two active players not to participate in practice.