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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

Skilled cover man Talib gives Patriots flexibility

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots are taking a chance on CB Aqib Talib, but he is a skilled cover man who can allow Bill Belichick to be flexible with the secondary.

Buccaneers trade CB Talib to Patriots

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers traded CB Aqib Talib to the Patriots, the Bucs announced Thursday at the trade deadline.

Patriots release DB Moore

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DB Sterling Moore and signed LB Mike Rivera and DB Derrick Martin.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The NFL’s extended trade deadline looms, but teams like the Lions and GM Martin Mayhew should be leery of trading away draft picks for players.

Patriots release LB Carpenter

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The Patriots cut LB Bobby Carpenter on Tuesday, the team announced.

AFC East Spin cycle: Dolphins keep pace with Patriots

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Dolphins asserted themselves as the AFC East's top two teams with convincing Week Eight victories.

Patriots rout Rams in London

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Tom Brady led touchdown drives on the Patriots' first five possessions Sunday and New England ran over the St. Louis Rams 45-7 in London.

Patriots place CB Dowling on I.R.

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots placed CB Ras-I Dowling on injured reserve for the second year in a row.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Who is the second-best team in the AFC East?

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
In a muddled AFC, the team that finishes second in the AFC East could snag a wild-card berth, but it's hard to decipher which team that will be.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots rally after another blown lead

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The Patriots took over first place in the AFC East after edging the Jets and the Dolphins moved into second while on bye.

Sanchez's fumble in OT gives Patriots the win

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Rob Ninkovich recovered a fumble by Mark Sanchez after Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 48-yard field goal in overtime as the Patriots held on to beat the Jets.

Patriots add LB Tarpinian

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed LB Jeff Tarpinian from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Saturday.

Dennard getting his opportunity in Pats' secondary

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie CB Alfonzo Dennard has seen extra playing time the past two weeks and could spark a Pats secondary that still has its flaws.

Key matchup: Patriots RB Stevan Ridley vs. Jets run defense

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Patriots' three wins have come when Stevan Ridley and the run game have dominated, and the Jets will look to contain them on Sunday.

Scout's Notebook: Patriots ORG Dan Connolly

Posted Oct. 17, 2012 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
PFW evaluator Nolan Nawrocki analyzes the traits of the Patriots very consistent, underrated ORG Dan Connolly.

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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