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New England Patriots


Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez - #81 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 245 lbs.
Birthday 11/06/1989
Birthplace Bristol, CT
College Florida
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 4th round, 15th pick by Patriots

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
51 483 5

Patriots equipment manager dies of leukemia

Posted Jan. 01, 2013 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
Don Brocher, the Patriots' equipment manager and longest tenured employee, lost his battle with leukemia late Monday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots lone division team above .500

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:45 a.m. ET
The AFC East may boast the No. 2 seed in the league in the Patriots, but the rest of the division remains well behind New England.

Patriots shut out Dolphins, earn playoff bye

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and the Patriots regained their dominance after a rare slump, earning a playoff bye with a 28-0 win over the Dolphins.

Report: Patriots' Gronkowski likely to play Sunday

Posted Dec. 29, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is likely to play Sunday vs. Miami, according to Comcast SportsNet New England. 

Key matchup: Patriots running game vs. Dolphins run defense

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
Stopping Tom Brady and the Patriots’ passing game is tough enough, but Miami can pull off an upset if it can stop New England’s running game. 

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots get ugly win, Dolphins aim for .500

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
The Patriots struggled to beat the Jaguars, the Dolphins got revenge by beating the Bills and the Jets fell in Greg McElroy's first start.

Redskins-Cowboys flexed to prime time in Week 17

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 11:13 p.m. ET
The Week 17 game between the Redskins and Cowboys for the NFC East title has been flex into the primetime slot.

Patriots hold off Jaguars for 11th win

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Tom Brady overcame a rough start by throwing two touchdown passes, and the playoff-bound Patriots held on to beat the woeful Jaguars 23-16 Sunday.

Patriots getting improved play from Deaderick

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Patriots third-year DL Brandon Deaderick has seen more playing time, taking snaps from DT Kyle Love, adding to an already strong D-line.

AFC East Spin cycle: Pats stumble, Dolphins hanging on

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots’ winning streak came to an end in a wild Sunday night loss to the 49ers and the Dolphins kept their faint playoff hopes on life support.

49ers withstand Patriots' comeback, clinch playoff spot

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 12:58 a.m. ET
The 49ers earned a playoff berth by withstanding a stunning comeback by New England from a 28-point deficit to beat the Patriots 41-34.

No surprise when Patriots re-sign WR Branch

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
Observers were far from surprised when New England brought back former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch to add depth to an injury-riddled position.

Key matchup: Patriots running game vs. 49ers run defense

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
We know the 49ers like to run the ball, but the Patriots have more carries than the Niners, and the run game has been crucial to their success.

Week 15 handicapping column

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
PFW handicapping expert Mike Wilkening believes the Falcons will regain some of their lost luster on Sunday. 

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 11, 2012
Hernandez hauled in eight receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 42-14 rout of Houston.||||||| Hernandez's eight catches matched a season high set the previous week against Miami. While he's greatly benefited from Rob Gronkowski's absence, Hernandez should continue to see plenty of balls thrown his way even when Gronkowski returns.
Posted Nov. 22, 2012
Hernandez is active for the Patriots' game against the New York Jets.||||||| Hernandez missed the last three because of a sprained right ankle.
Posted Oct. 26, 2012
Hernandez is missing his sixth game on Sunday, and third straight, with an injured right ankle.||||||| The Pats likely won't skip a beat with Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker still on the field, but Hernandez's injury is becoming more concerning as the season moves on.
Posted Oct. 18, 2012
Although he was held out of practice Thursday, Hernandez says his ankle is healed after missing nearly four full games with a sprain.||||||| Hernandez caught six passes for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 24-23 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. He should be good to go moving forward.
Posted Sept. 17, 2012
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he doesn't know how long tight end Aaron Hernandez will be sidelined with a right ankle injury. Asked Monday if Hernandez broke any bones, Belichick said, "I don't really have any update on his status. I think they're still looking at him."||||||| ESPN.com reported that Hernandez would not play Sunday night at the Baltimore Ravens and that, while there is no exact timetable, he likely will not return until October at the earliest. Hernandez was injured in the first quarter of Sunday's 20-18 loss to the Arizona Cardinals while blocking for Julian Edelman, who had just caught a pass. As he was being tackled, Edelman fell on Hernandez's right leg. Hernandez left Gillette Stadium with crutches and a walking boot.

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