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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' stockpile of TEs to help fill void left by Gronk

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Patriots' tight ends have the difficult task of replacing the production Rob Gronkowski gives them in the pass game and run blocking.

Reports: Gronkowski has surgery on forearm

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken forearm suffered late in New England’s win over the Colts on Sunday.

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.

TE fantasy tips: Colts' Allen could be Week 11 sleeper

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The PFW staff likes Antonio Gates and Greg Olsen to have big weeks, while Dwayne Allen could be a sleeper in our late-week fantasy TE tips.

Live Week 10 fantasy injury updates

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez and Vikings WR Percy Harvin are the notable inactive players for Sunday's early Week 10 games.

Report: Patriots' Hernandez likely to play

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez looks likely to play Sunday at Seattle, Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe reported Saturday. 

Week Six fantasy tips: TEs

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Among the late-week fantasy TE tips, Owen Daniels and Heath Miller are strong options, while Aaron Hernandez should start if he's active.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
This week, it was the Bills and Dolphins turning the tables by winning big and the Patriots and Jets suffering ugly losses.

Hernandez loss stagnates Patriots' offense

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
The loss of Aaron Hernandez was a devastating blow to the Patriots' offense that tipped the field in favor of the Cardinals "D."

The targeted 20

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
PFW fantasy football expert Pat Fitzmaurice offers up 20 players, including Ravens QB Joe Flacco, that he's likely to own in multiple leagues.

Hernandez, Patriots agree to long-term extension

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
Multiple reports Monday morning said that the Patriots have agreed to terms on a long-term contract extension with TE Aaron Hernandez.

Vikings need more from tight ends

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Vikings desire to use more two-TE packages this season, but right now they can't get Kyle Rudolph or John Carlson on the field.

Tough reads on these five fantasy players

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Here are five fantasy players whose value entering the 2012 season can be very tough to figure out.

Clear TE strategy a must for fantasy owners

Posted July 05, 2012 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
To target Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham — or to wait to take your starting tight end? It's a question fantasy owners must ponder.

Big-spending offseasons loom for Patriots

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
Wes Welker was the Patriots' top free agent this offseason, but big contracts for members of their '10 rookie class are coming sooner than you think.

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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