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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 release Branch; Hernandez likely out Sunday

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
The Patriots made roster moves Saturday, including releasing WR Deion Branch again, and they could be without TE Aaron Hernandez against the Colts.

Friday's key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Patriots defense

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
In Sunday’s marquee game between the 6-3 Colts and 6-3 Patriots, the No. 1 pick of April’s draft will help determine if Indy can pull the upset.

CB Aqib Talib preparing for Patriots debut

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 11:05 p.m. ET
Aqib Talib wants to leave his past troubles behind. The Patriots hope he can do the same for their secondary.

Flawed defense? No problem for Patriots

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
If the Patriots are to live up to expectations, they need to win the Super Bowl to put to rest any questions about Bill Belichick’s defense.

Patriots add OG Petrus

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed OG Mitch Petrus on Tuesday, the team announced.

Patriots release LB Tarpinian

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Patriots released LB Jeff Tarpinian from the 53-man roster, the team announced Monday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots survive; Dolphins, Jets fall flat

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
While the Patriots escaped with a win over the Bills to extend their lead in the division, the Jets and Dolphins suffered bad losses.

Patriots survive late rally to top Bills

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Patriots kept the surprisingly tough Bills winless at Gillette Stadium with a 37-31 victory on Sunday.

Patriots activate TE Shiancoe off injured reserve

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Saturday that TE Visanthe Shiancoe has been activated to the 53-man roster from the injured reserve list.

49ers aim to join Giants as San Francisco champs

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at the four times the same city has won the World Series in October and the Super Bowl a few months later.

Patriots RB Bolden suspended four games

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Patriots rookie RB Brandon Bolden four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Key matchup: Bills RBs Jackson, Spiller vs. Patriots defense

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Bills need to establish a run game and get the ball into the hands of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller often if they want to score an upset win.

Patriots' new-look secondary could impact S Chung

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
If Aqib Talib's presence moves Devin McCourty to safety for the long-term, that will impact S Patrick Chung, who is in a contract year.

Week 11 Patriots-Colts game flexed

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Monday that the Week 11 game between the Colts and Patriots will be flexed to a late-afternoon time slot.

AFC East Spin cycle: Bills', Dolphins' strengths falter on Sunday

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
The Bills' run game and Dolphins' third-down defense, each team's respective strength, failed them in losses 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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