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Pats tight end Aaron Hernandez to play against Jets

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is set to play for the first time since Week 7. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will play Thursday against the New York Jets, reports NFL.com.

Hernandez has been limited in practice this week because of an ankle injury and NFL.com reports that "barring any setbacks" Hernandez will suit up for the Thanksgiving matchup. Hernandez has not played since Week 7, a Patriots' 29-26 victory over the Jets.

Hernandez has played in four games this season and has 17 receptions for 143 yards and two touchdowns.

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