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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 sign veteran DE Anderson

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced the signing of veteran DE Mark Anderson on Friday.

Patriots agree to terms with OT Solder

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
OT Nate Solder is the 31st first-round pick to sign his contract, as he agreed to terms with the Patriots on Thursday.

The Patriots' fantasy dilemma

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
It's usually a good idea to avoid Patriots not named Tom Brady early on in fantasy drafts, but if 2011 is anything like 2010, there are a handful of safe bets from New England for your team.

Improving the Patriots' third-down defense

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
Heading into 2011, with such a high-octane offense, an improved third-down defense could greatly increase the Patriots' chances at getting back to the Super Bowl.

Spikes needs to put end of 2010 season behind him

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
After a solid start to his rookie season, Patriots ILB Brandon Spikes got suspended and did little in the team's playoff loss. He needs to return to the form he flashed at times in 2010.

Eagles sign FS Page, DT Hargrove

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
Former Patriots FS Jarrad Page and ex-Saints DT Anthony Hargrove are the latest veteran free agents to join the Eagles.

'Law Firm' returns to Patriots

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who went from unknown backup to starting running back last season, re-signed with the Patriots on Wednesday.

Report says Eagles called Moss after he retired

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
PFW Patriots correspondent Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald says that the Eagles contacted WR Randy Moss after he had filed his retirement papers with the league

The Patriots' new RB carousel

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick will potentially have five running backs to choose from each week to plug into his offense in 2011.

Rotating zones gathered no Moss

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says that Randy Moss was one of the NFL's strangest cases, a wildly talented player who freely roamed the label range from magician to dog over his career.

Five key questions facing the Patriots

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
PFW's Patriots reporter Kevin Fishbain asks and answers five key questions facing the Patriots as they head into the 2011 season.

Patriots fantasy focus

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Here's a player-by-player look at the Patriots from a fantasy perspective heading into 2011.

Pats sign second-rounders Dowling, Vereen

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed second-round picks CB Ras-I Dowling and RB Shane Vereen on Tuesday.

Moss' career arc, legacy unique

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 2 p.m. ET
Randy Moss' career didn't lack for brilliant moments, but controversy followed him at times.

Report: Randy Moss will retire

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
WR Randy Moss will retire, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday.

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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