New England Patriots
Position
TE
 
Jersey
81
Name  Aaron Hernandez
Born  11/6/1989
Height  6-1
Weight  245
College  Florida
6/26/2013 4:46:00 PM
Description: Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd.
Insight: New England cut Hernandez following his arrest Wednesday morning. Hernandez is also facing several gun charges. He'll be held in a Massachusetts state prison without bail until his next hearing, which has already been scheduled for July 24th. It's very possible that Hernandez has played his final game in the NFL.
 
6/26/2013 10:26:00 AM
Description: Tight end Aaron Hernandez is having a really bad day.
Insight: Hernandez was taken into police custody Wednesday morning and was released by the Patriots shortly after the arrest was made. He'll be arraigned in Attleboro, Mass. later today.
 
6/22/2013 6:43:00 PM
Description: Nick Underhill from MassLive.com reports that investigators seized ten bags of evidence from the home of Aaron Hernandez Saturday afternoon in Attleboro, Massachusetts.
Insight: According to Underhill, the police were at the home for about four hours. Hernandez, who was barred from New England's practice facility earlier this week, was supposedly inside the house while all of this was taking place. Hernandez is being investigated in relation to the murder of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd had been dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend.
 
6/21/2013 8:59:00 PM
Description: According to FOX 25 Boston, authorities have issues an arrest warrant for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection with a murder investigation. The warrant is for obstruction of justice, but State Police are not executing it for the time being.
Insight: "It may be that this is a squeeze tactic," FOX 25 legal analyst Brad Bailey explains. "It may be telling Mr. Hernandez that we have a warrant, a warrant for a crime that has a potential maximum penalty of seven years in prison, is a tactic to get him to come to the table, start talking and start cooperating. And that's where the lawyers may be saying, okay, we got it. You got our attention. We're willing to respond." With Rob Gronkowski also out following back surgery, the Patriots' tight end position, expected to be a position of strength, is up in the air.
 
6/20/2013 2:08:00 PM
Description: Both the Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated are reporting that New England tight end Aaron Hernandez is likely to be arrested in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd.
Insight: With Rob Gronkowski likely to start the season on injured reserve, the last thing the Patriots need is for their other star tight end to be unavailable due to legal issues. The other tight ends on the Pats' roster are: Jake Ballard, Michael Hoomanawanui, Daniel Fells and possibly Tim Tebow.
 
6/18/2013 10:01:00 PM
Description: New England tight end Aaron Hernandez is being questioned by police in Attleboro, Massachusetts about a "possible homicide," though he isn't believed to be a suspect. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: With Rob Gronkowski likely to start the season on injured reserve, the last thing the Patriots need is for their other tight end to be in trouble with the law. Hopefully this all gets sorted out within the next couple of days.
 
11/22/2012 7:03:00 PM
Description: Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (active) is active for Thursday's game versus the Jets.
Insight: Hernandez practiced all week. He's one of the top tight end options for Week 12 with Rob Gronkowski sidelined. Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd are active as well.
 
11/20/2012 8:53:00 PM
Description: As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, New England tight end Aaron Hernandez will be in the starting lineup Thursday against the Jets. Hernandez has missed the Patriots' past three games with an injured ankle. SOURCE: Albert Breer, NFL Network.
Insight: He's been practicing all week and appears to be at or near full speed. Hernandez caught five passes for 54 yards against New York earlier in the season.
 
11/19/2012 10:48:00 AM
Description: The Boston Globe is reporting that injured Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez should be healthy enough to play Thursday against the Jets. Hernandez has been inactive the past three games while recovering from a sprained ankle.
Insight: Rob Gronkowski's forearm injury has breathed new life into what has been a disappointing season for Hernandez. With Gronk on the shelf, Hernandez should be one of New England's top receiving options Thanksgiving night in the Meadowlands.
 
11/18/2012 10:16:00 AM
Description: New England tight end Aaron Hernandez has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against Indianapolis. He's still recovering from a sprained ankle.
Insight: Hernandez is taking an awfully long time to recover and at this point, it's safe for fantasy owners to abandon him. Rob Gronkowski remains the only startable Patriots tight end for fantasy purposes.
 
11/16/2012 2:58:00 PM
Description: Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against Indianapolis, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.
Insight: New England activated TE Visanthe Shiancoe last Saturday but he won't help fantasy owners. It means more targets for Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Danny Woodhead and Rob Gronkowski.
 
11/11/2012 11:46:00 AM
Description: Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) is not active for Sunday's game against Buffalo.
Insight: New England activated Visanthe Shiancoe Saturday but he won't help fantasy owners.
 
11/10/2012 7:24:00 PM
Description: Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against the Bills. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Hernandez was believed to be a game-time decision but Schefter is reporting that he won't play. New England activated Visanthe Shiancoe Saturday but he won't help fantasy owners.
 
11/10/2012 11:17:00 AM
Description: Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be a game-time decision Sunday against Buffalo according to ESPN's John Clayton.
Insight: Hernandez has been limited to four games this season because of a high ankle sprain. The prevailing belief is that he'll play on Sunday but it would be wise to check again before Sunday's 1 p.m. start just to be safe.
 
11/7/2012 7:53:00 PM
Description: New England tight end Aaron Hernandez returned to practice on Wednesday.
Insight: Hernandez hadn't practiced in over a week while dealing with ankle soreness. He should be a go for Sunday's divisional matchup against the Bills.
 
11/6/2012 1:52:00 PM
Description: Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez did not participate in a full-pads practice on Tuesday.
Insight: Despite his absence, we expect he'll make it onto the practice field later in the week. We likely won't get the final word on his availability for Sunday until closer to game-time.
 
10/26/2012 4:36:00 PM
Description: Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been ruled out for this week's game against the Rams. He's still struggling with an ankle injury.
Insight: New England is on bye next week, giving the third-year tight end an extra week to get healthy before November 11th's game against Buffalo.
 
10/26/2012 12:03:00 PM
Description: New England tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) didn't make the flight with his teammates to London, according to Mike Reiss.
Insight: Hernandez is expecting to be a new daddy this weekend. He could still possibly make a later flight, but at this point fantasy owners should be using their backup plans.
 
10/25/2012 1:37:00 PM
Description: New England tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) didn't practice Thursday for the second straight week but should be fine to play Sunday against the Rams.
Insight: The Patriots are still easing Hernandez back into action, though he did play a heavier workload in Week 7 than the previous week. He finished with 54 yards on five catches but he dropped a touchdown on a tough catch over his shoulder in the back corner of the end zone. The tight end should be fine to play in Week 8 versus St. Louis in London.
 
10/18/2012 1:12:00 PM
Description: New England tight end Aaron Hernandez told reporters Thursday that he feared he had a broken ankle when he went down in Week 2, but said the injury is now healed, according to ESPN Boston.
Insight: Hernandez played 38 of 87 offensive snaps (including penalties) in his return in Week 6 and said he wasn't thinking about his ankle during the game. There were no complications after the game and the tight end should be in line for an increased role against the Jets this Sunday.