Found August 30, 2013 on NESN.com:
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The Patriots entered the spring with what seemed to be an unfair surplus at the tight end position. At the top of the depth chart sat Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, two of the best tight ends the NFL had to offer. Jake Ballard, Daniel Fells and Michael Hoomanawanui, all former NFL starters, were set to compete for the reserve spots. A lot can change in four short months. Now, Hoomanawanui may be the only player left of that group of five to actually suit up in Week 1 against Buffalo. Gronkowski is still hurt, Hernandez is in jail and Fells and Ballard have been released. Zach Sudfeld sits atop the depth chart now with fullback/H-back James Develin also in the mix. But the Patriots’ willingness to cut ties with two proven veteran tight ends bodes well for Gronkowski’s health. The All-Pro tight end was spotted on Monday jogging and running routes on the Revolution’s practice field while the majority of the Patriots were practicing up the hill on the main fields. This was a big d...
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