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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

Report: Patriots unanimously vote to recertify

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots were the first team to vote for recertification of the NFLPA, and they did so unanimously.

Mankins puts Patriots at ease with quick decision

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
It took only a few hours for the Patriots to answer the biggest question facing them heading into the 2011 season. Pro Bowl OLG Logan Mankins agreed to sign his franchise tender.

Patriots injury update

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
What made the Patriots' 14-2 record so impressive was that they did it with some key players on injured reserve. Here's a look at some of last year's injured players who are expected to be 100 percent when ...

Patriots OG Mankins to sign franchise tender

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
The Patriots' biggest question mark in this chaotic week of free agency, OG Logan Mankins, will sign his franchise tender.

Report: Patriots to cut OLB Banta-Cain

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
The Patriots will release OLB Tully Banta-Cain on Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple media outlets.

Report: Patriots to release CB Carter

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
The Patriots informed CB Tony Carter they will release him, Fox31's Josina Anderson reported Tuesday morning.

Not every team faces the same lockout challenges

Posted July 25, 2011 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
Based on a vote of the PFW staff, here are three teams that we believe will be most and least affected by the NFL lockout.

Patriots LB Banta-Cain has surgery for abdominal tear

Posted July 24, 2011 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
Patriots LB Tully Banta-Cain underwent surgery last Friday for an abdominal tear, an injury that could keep him on the sidelines when training camp opens.

NFLPA will remain quiet Friday out of respect to Krafts

Posted July 22, 2011 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
NFLPA president Kevin Mawae issued a statement Friday morning saying that the organization will not issue any statements Friday as the league mourns the loss of Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots owner, passes away

Posted July 20, 2011 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
Myra Kraft, the wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and mother of team president Jonathan Kraft, passed away early Wednesday morning.

Report: Mankins and Jackson ask for free agency or money

Posted July 19, 2011 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
Patriots OG Logan Mankins and Chargers WR Vincent Jackson, two of the plaintiffs in the "Tom Brady vs. NFL" antitrust lawsuit, have asked for special deals as part of the suit's settlement.

Not simple, nor necessary, for Pats to add a WR

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
While there might be cries for the Patriots to add a veteran wideout, it would be difficult for a free agent to learn the Pats' system because of the lockout.

Vrabel leaving Chiefs to take job with Ohio State

Posted July 11, 2011 @ 8:32 a.m. ET
OLB Mike Vrabel, one of the plaintiffs in the Brady et al v. the NFL antitrust lawsuit, has retired after accepting a coaching position at Ohio State.

Brady named top player by his peers

Posted July 03, 2011 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady was announced as the top player on Sunday evening, based on an NFL Network poll of current players.

Patriots rookie Cannon almost done with cancer treatments

Posted July 03, 2011 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
Patriots fifth-round draft choice OL Marcus Cannon will complete his chemo therapy this week after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in April.

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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