FOXBORO -- Tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski are among 12 Patriots officially listed as questionable while receiver Julian Edelman (left hand) and safety Steve Gregory (hip) have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Hernandez was at practice for a second straight day on Friday, both in sweats and shells. He has missed two games since spraining his right ankle against the Cardinals in the first quarter on Sept. 16.
Hernandez and Gronkowski were both limited in practice on Friday while Gregory and Edelman missed practice all week. After returning to practice on Thursday, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion) missed practice again on Friday and is officially questionable for Sunday.
Tom Brady (right shoulder) was removed from the injury report and fully participated after being listed as limited on Wednesday and Thursday. Cornerback Ras-I Dowling also returned to full participation Friday after reportedly missing Thursday due to a death in the family. Here is Friday's complete report:
Did Not Practice
WR Julian Edelman (left hand) OUT
S Steve Gregory (hip) OUT
TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion) Questionable
RB Brandon Bolden (knee) Questionable
DE Brandon Deaderick (ankle) Questionable
DT Justin Francis (ankle) Questionable
TE Rob Gronkowski (hip) Questionable
TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle) Questionable
LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring) Questionable
G Logan Mankins (calf/hip) Questionable
OL Nick McDonald (shoulder) Questionable
CB Sterling Moore (knee) Questionable
RB Shane Vereen (foot) Questionable
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back) Questionable
DT Kyle Love (knee) Probable
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