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Ian Logue
October 05, 2011 at 03:13pm ET

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Brady and the Patriots will be wearing throwback uniforms this weekend. (FILE:Icon/SMI)

The Patriots lost tight end Aaron Hernandez to a knee injury a couple of weeks ago, and it remains to be seen if this will be the week he returns to action.

According to Mike Reiss of, Hernandez once again wasn't spotted at the media portion of Wednesday's pratice session, leaving his availablility up in the air heading into Sunday's AFC East showdown against the Jets.

"If he's able to do something, he'll do it," Bill Belichick said when questioned by the media on Hernandez during Wednesday's press conference.  "If he can't, we'll try the same thing tomorrow," he said.

The second-year tight end suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee in Week 2 and told the Boston Globe last week that he was "feeling good", but obviously he's not quite back to where he needs to be just yet.

"I'm feeling good, man," Hernandez told the newspaper. "I just take it day by day and work with the trainers and try to get back as soon as possible."

Also reportedly absent from practice were Julian EdelmanDanny Woodhead, Jerod Mayo, Sebastian VollmerAlbert Haynesworth and Mike Wright.

Reiss also points out that the team will be in throwback uniforms this weekend, and as a result he reports the Patriots switched things up at practice with all offensive players wearing red, and all defensive players wearing white. The players were also reportedly in "Pat Patriot" throwback helmets.