Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reported on Wednesday that rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez was among those missing from practice on Wednesday.

No notable hit that¬†may have¬†caused an injury comes to mind from Sunday’s win over Minnesota for Hernandez – so we’ll have to wait and hear more as to the reason when the report comes out this afternoon.¬† We’ll update the post at that time.

As for the others who¬†weren’t spotted were¬†runningback Fred Taylor and¬†safety Jarrad Page.¬† Taylor’s been recovering from a toe injury, and it seems the coaching staff seems content on making sure he’s fully healed and not forcing him back to action.¬† They haven’t needed to because BenJarvus Green-Ellis has done a solid job filling in during his absence.¬† Jarrad Page missed last week’s game, but was seen on Twitter cheering on his teammates while he was obviously home watching the game.

Two practice squad players were also¬†missing, with linebacker Tyrone McKenzie &¬†receiver Darnell Jenkins not spotted at the media portion of practice.¬† The team has released one, with Shalise Manza Young reporting that it may have been McKenzie as the casualty.¬† He’s been unable to break into the line-up thanks to the play of rookie Brandon Spikes.

We’ll have more in a bit.