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Foxboro, MA (Sports Network) - Tight end Aaron Hernandez is active for the New England Patriots' Thursday night contest against the New York Jets.

Hernandez, who has missed the last three games and six of the previous eight contests with an ankle injury, was listed as questionable earlier this week but will suit up for tonight's game.

The Patriots, however, will be without their other Pro-Bowl tight end, Rob Gronkowski, who broke his forearm in New England's 59-24 victory over Indianapolis on Sunday.