Hernandez jersey swap at a brisk pace

AP

We mentioned this morning that fans were lined up outside Gillette Stadium to trade in Aaron Hernandez jerseys.

And apparently the line continues to build. According to Mike Rodak of ESPNBoston.com, a team spokesman said more than 500 jerseys were turned over in under two hours, and they’re still coming in.

The exchanges are taking place only at the team store, which is open until 9 p.m. tonight, and will offer the same deal tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

They’ve also announced that they might try to recycle some of the material, but won’t be shipping the trade-ins to a foreign country, as has been done with pre-ordered championship merchandise of teams that lose Super Bowls.

At this point, the fewer Hernandez jerseys being worn, the better.