Aaron Hernandez did not make the trip with the rest of the team to London for Sunday's game against the Rams, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The tight end, who suffered an ankle injury in a Week Two loss to the Cardinals, has played the last two weeks, but was limited at practice on Wednesday and was not present on Thursday. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that his ankle has not responded to treatment, and he's expected not to play against St. Louis.

FOXBORO -- The Patriots made some minor changes to their injury report on Thursday, as linebacker Jerod Mayo -- who was out of Wednesday's practice with what the team listed as elbow/illness -- returned in a limited capacity. Meanwhile, tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) went from limited to DNP. Here's the complete report from Thursday:

Did Not Practice

RB Brandon Bolden (knee)

S Steve Gregory (hip)

DE Trevor Scott (hamstring)

DB Ras-I Dowling (thigh)

FOXBORO -- After missing Wednesday's practice with an illness and elbow injury, Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo returned to practice Thursday as the team worked out one final time in sweats and shells before flying to London on a red-eye for their Sunday game against the Rams at Wembley Stadium. 

Aaron Hernandez, who was limited in practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury, was not spotted during the media portion of the workout Thursday. Hernandez joined Steve Gregory, Brandon Bolden, Trevor Scott, Ras-I Dowling and Tracy White as players not spotted during practice.

FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick prepared his team Thursday to travel to London for a regular season game against the Rams at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. local time (1 p.m. ET). As was the case in 2009, Belichick chose to have his team prepare early in the week in Foxboro before catching a red-eye flight after practice Thursday for England.

FOXBORO -- Jerod Mayo missed practice Wednesday at Gillette with an illness and an elbow injury. Mayo injured the left elbow on Sunday late in the first half. He came back to play in the second half with a black athletic wrap on the elbow. Also out Wednesday were Brandon Bolden (knee), Steve Gregory (hip), Ras-I Dowling (thigh), Tracy White (foot) and Trevor Scott (hamstring). 

Logan Mankins and Brandon Lloyd were among the 12 players listed last limited by the Patriots, who practiced in sweats and shells Wednesday on the upper grass fields outside Gillette Stadium. 

FOXBORO -- Brandon Lloyd had a simple reason behind his performance on Sunday against the Jets.

“The ball didn’t stick as well as I would have liked to,” the receiver said with a shrug before practice on Wednesday.



FOXBORO -- Jerod Mayo was one of six Patriots missing from the start of Patriots practice on Wednesday in sweats and shells outside Gillette Stadium, as the team prepares for the Rams on Sunday in London. Mayo injured his left arm late in the second quarter and returned for the start of the third quarter wearing a black wrap on his left elbow. Also missing Wednesday were Steve Gregory, Trevor Scott, Tracy White, Brandon Bolden and Ras-I Dowling. 

Bolden missed last week's game against the Jets with a knee injury while Gregory has missed three games with a hip injury. 

FOXBORO -- After returing a kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's overtime win against the Jets, Devin McCourty was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Wednesday by the NFL. 

The kick return quickly turned the momentum in the game after the Jets had taken an early 7-0 lead by scoring on their opening drive. 

ESPN NFL analyst Mark Schlereth joined Dennis & Callahan on Wednesday morning for a discussion about the Patriots and other league news.

Schlereth, a former lineman who won three Super Bowls during his time in Washington and Denver in the 1990s, is as surprised as anyone at the Patriots' struggles of late.

The Patriots make their second trip to London for a regular season game in four years Sunday when they meet the Rams at Wembley Stadium. St.