Posts Tagged ‘Aaron Hernandez’

Patriots Tight End Depth Coming into Focus

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Gronkowski hernandez

The uncertainty surrounding these two is real. Is it a real problem though? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

This offseason has been one to remember and one to forget for the New England Patriots. But it has been for reasons other than “Tebowmania” and “Ring Gate.”

It has been because of the tight end position.

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Report: Rob Gronkowski May Need Back Surgery

Friday, May 17th, 2013
Belichick Brady Gronkowski

Gronk hurt. Gronk sad.

NEPD Staff Writer: Tony Santorsa

The 2013 season for Rob Gronkowski continues to get worrisome by the week.

With reports indicating that Gronk will be requiring a fourth surgery on his forearm in the upcoming week, Mike Garafolo of USA Today is reporting that New England’s All Pro tight end might be dealing with a back problem.

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Re-Grading the 2010 Patriots Draft Picks: Aaron Hernandez

Friday, February 15th, 2013
Aaron Hernandez Patriots Titans

The Patriots got an early-round talent from a fourth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. (Photo: US Presswire)

By the time the Patriots reached the third day of the 2010 NFL Draft, they had already drafted one bargain at tight end in Rob Gronkowski, and one Florida player who slipped due to character concerns in middle linebacker Brandon Spikes. That didn’t stop them from getting Aaron Hernandez, another player fitting both criteria, in Round 4.

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How Will Rob Gronkowski Injury Affect the New England Patriots?

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
Rob Gronkowski Extra Point

The most analyzed extra point ever? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

Even recognizing the importance of players such as nose tackle Vince Wilfork, safety Devin McCourty, linebacker Jerod Mayo and left tackle Nate Solder, a case could be made that outside of quarterback Tom Brady, there is not one other player more important or valuable to the Patriots’ success than tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Gronkowski has absolutely proven himself over his first two-and-a-half seasons in the NFL that he is the league’s best all-around tight end, and he is both the Patriots’ most explosive offensive weapon and a go-to downfield receiver for Brady. The Patriots, however, could be playing without him for the rest of the regular season.

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New England Patriots Mid-Season Player by Player Review (Offense)

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
Training Camp Rob Gronkowski

Has Gronkowski played up to his 2011 level this year? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

I’m not big on giving out grades to rate how a player has performed to this point, especially since the season is only halfway over. But, with the Patriots bye week marking the halfway point of their season it is time to evaluate each player and the impact they’ve had on the team.

With a 5-3 record the Patriots have matched their 2011 mark through 8 games, but is this a more talented team? This is my take on each player on the Patriots roster and their performance during the first half of the 2012 season.

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Patriots vs Rams: Game Day Timeline from London

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

NEPD Staff

At 4-3, the New England Patriots are facing a big game today against the 3-4 St. Louis Rams.

The Patriots are banged up and thin on the offensive line, but are facing a Rams team with similar issues. Read on for all the updates before today’s game.

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Patriots vs Seahawks: Game Day Timeline

Sunday, October 14th, 2012
Aaron Hernandez Patriots

He’s back. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff

On the road against the Seattle Seahawks today, the New England Patriots have themselves a matchup much tougher than many figured this summer.

Seattle’s physical defense against New England’s versatile offense should be an interesting game to watch – follow along for updates throughout the day.

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