Pats do four-year deal with rookie Hernandez

The Boston Herald reports that the Patriots have come to terms with rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez on a four-year contract.

Though considered in some circles to be a borderline first-round talent, Hernandez fell all the way to round four (No. 113 overall) due to a torn muscle in his back and concern over multiple failed drug tests as a Florida Gator.  Hernandez did pass his drug test at February’s Scouting Combine.
With the Patriots, Hernandez has the look of New England’s “move” tight end of the future, behind on-the-line tight end Rob Gronkowski.  Gronkowski projects as an every-down player because he is a skilled blocker, but Hernandez may wind up with more production because of his catch-first role.

In a blog post last week, the Boston Globe predicted that Hernandez will play “a significant role as a rookie.”

26 responses to “Pats do four-year deal with rookie Hernandez

  1. # Bossman says: June 8, 2010 4:36 PM
    Offensive R.O.Y. Mark it down.
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    Quit talking stupid.

  2. He’ll be a “beast” only if he continues to pass his drug tests… that bad back is painful sometimes.

  3. # SomeFans says: June 8, 2010 5:07 PM
    He’ll be a “beast” only if he continues to pass his drug tests… that bad back is painful sometimes.
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    Gronkowski is the one with the bad back.
    Hernandez only failed one test, how many college kids have smoked pot? Most. He will be fine.

  4. I’m hoping Hernandez and TN’s rooks help the Pats and Titans get to the AFC Title Game.

  5. @Evan — In a blog post last week, the Boston Globe predicted that Hernandez will play “a significant role as a rookie.”
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    They are expecting him to track down some nice Hawaiian or Jamaican herbs for Randy Moss’s water bong

  6. Beast/schmeast….Adalius Thomas was going to be this beast on defense???? Richard Seymour really WAS a beast….it matters not…what really matters is that the Ravens destroyed the Patriots in the playoff game by just running the ball down their throats.
    Their defensive line and linebackers are old and bad….whether they have any tight ends or not is a moot point.

  7. @ItalianSausageAnalGuy:
    I didn’t think it was possible for you to be more pathetic.
    Once again…I was wrong.

  8. Ravenmuscle says:
    June 8, 2010 5:53 PM
    Beast/schmeast….Adalius Thomas was going to be this beast on defense???? Richard Seymour really WAS a beast….it matters not…what really matters is that the Ravens destroyed the Patriots in the playoff game by just running the ball down their throats.
    Their defensive line and linebackers are old and bad….whether they have any tight ends or not is a moot point.
    And how are all those Superbowl wins doing for you? Oh ,so sorry…should be singular not plural. Rephrase- win not wins.
    Run with that!

  9. Ravenmuscle says:
    June 8, 2010 5:53 PM
    Their defensive line and linebackers are old and bad….whether they have any tight ends or not is a moot point.
    Clearly you have no clue what you are talking about….

  10. I know what happened in the playoff game. A total DESTRUCTION.
    The same thing will happen next time idiot.
    Your defense sucks.

  11. As usual, teams (and some of their retarded fans) use their success against the Patriots as a measuring stick….
    That being said, I guess it is understandable that Ravenmuscle would be so excited after his team FINALLY managed a win over the Pats. When was the last time that happened?
    I look forward to week 6….our old and shitty defence will be waiting…..

  12. Hopefully this new TE tandem will give the Pats some more weapons.
    Still they need Spikes and Cunningham to play key roles this year.

  13. Hernandez has a lot of potential. I wish the Fins would have drafted a TE. I’m not sold on Fasano or any of the other ones we have on the roster.

  14. @ Ravenmuscle
    Stick to commenting on your own team. The D-Line and LBs are old? The average age of the Dline and LBs this year will be about 27.5. Adding the DBs, the average age will be about 27. If this is old, then you must be like 12.
    I agree that the Ravens beat up the Pats in the playoff game. They however did NOT run all over the Pats. Removing Rice’s 83 yard TD, which was impressive, and the Ravens averaged under 3 yds/carry. Hardly “running over” the Pats. The Ravens passed for what? 35 yards? Turnovers deep in their own territory killed the Pats more than the Ravens offense did.
    I hate moral victories, but the Pats won quarters 2-4 by a score of 14-13. Again, the deep, 1st quarter TOs did in the Pats that day. You don’t win with that many TOs–never mind TOs that deep in your own end. Kudos to your team on the victory. Just get your facts straight.

  15. Give Ravensmuscle a break; that playoff game was the first time the Ravens had ever defeated the Patriots, so he obviously has a lot of pent up aggression – though I would think after all these years he would have better material. He doesn’t know what it’s like for a Baltimore team to beat New England since the last time that happened was in 1983, which was long before he was born.

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