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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

Tight ends key factor in NFL success

Posted Jan. 09, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
A look at the 2011 NFL standings provides a clue that field-stretching tight ends have become a key ingredient in building a winning team.

Week 15 Fantasy Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 4 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly’s Fantasy Players of the Week include Brent Celek and Aaron Hernandez. Who else made the cut?

Patriots adapt on both sides of ball in win

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots avoided getting Tebowed, improved their defense mid-game and displayed other weapons on offense in their 41-23 win that clinched an AFC East title.

Week 15 fantasy tips: TEs

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
The PFW staff brings you its Week 15 fantasy football tips at tight end, giving you the inside track on your WDIS decisions.

Opponents working to keep Gronkowski, Hernandez in check

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 10:36 p.m. ET
Patriots second-year TEs Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez have not lost a step coming off very productive rookie campaigns. But defenses are slowly but surely starting to find ways to keep the dangerous pair in check.

Patriots 60-second rant: Turnover margin worth monitoring

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 2:39 a.m. ET
After reaching nearly unprecedented heights in turnover advantage in 2010, the Patriots have been struggling in that category this season.

Patriots rule Hernandez, Vollmer, Wright out for Sunday

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Patriots ruled TE Aaron Hernandez (knee), ORT Sebastian Vollmer (back) and DT Mike Wright (concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Report: Patriots TE Hernandez to miss time with MCL sprain

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez will miss one to two weeks because of a sprained MCL, according to a report by Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
The Patriots' pair of talented tight ends will face a very good Chargers safety group in Sunday's Week Two bout.

What to expect as an encore for '10 rookie tight ends

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
A handful of rookie tight ends emerged in 2010, continuing the trend of athletic, pass-catching tight ends being involved in offenses. Here's a look at what to expect from them in ’11.

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.

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 positional analysis: Tight ends

Posted Feb. 23, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
This is the fourth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's tight end position.

Rookie tight ends give Patriots' offense new look

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Patriots TEs Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski were off the charts in Year One, drawing more attention than any TE group in the Bill Belichick era.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
As tough of a time as their corners will have covering the Patriots' receivers, the Jets' safeties will have to try and keep up with a pair of extremely productive rookie tight ends.

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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