Patriots coach Bill Belichick, as expected, wasn't tipping his hand on whether tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) would play in Sunday's road game against the Seahawks. This is consistent with how Belichick has handled situations like this in the past, as it relates to competitive advantage.
Reporters noted Friday that Hernandez had a travel bag in front of his locker. That doesn't necessarily mean that he will travel, as there have been times in the past when a player has had a travel bag in front of his locker and not made the trip.
It's doubtful that Hernandez would make the trip if he didn't have a real shot at playing against the Seahawks. If he makes the trip, owners can be reasonably certain that he's going to play.