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On Tuesday, Aaron Hernandez celebrated his 23rd birthday.
And he couldn't have received a better gift.
As tweeted by his brother, D.J. Hernandez, a graduate assistant at the University of Miami, the Patriots' do-it-all tight end welcomed the birth of his first child, a baby girl named Avielle Janelle.
Hernandez, who's battling a balky ankle, was excused from practice to be there in the momentous occasion.
It's unclear if Hernandez will suit up Sunday against the Bills. He was held out of the Pats' Week 8 contest in London.
In any case, congratulations are in order to Aaron and his girlfriend for producing one of life's biggest blessings.
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Happy Birthday Aaron Hernandez! Hope you’re ankle’s feeling better!
Belichick Breakdown - Steelers at Patriots 12/9/2007 (by xjmaki)
Defensive backs who don’t turn their head around is such a point of contention with Patriots fans this year, but here’s a great film breakdown of the how Rodney Harrison defends a pass against the Steelers without ever turning around. You don’t have to get your head around if you don’t touch the receiver and...
Odds on Homefield Advantage, Playoff Seeds and More for New England Patriots | Bleacher Report: New...
This is probably how Talib reacted when he was told he was now a Patriot.
The Patriots needed help in the secondary and got it during their bye week by trading for Aqib Talib. The question everyone is asking is he worth a fourth round pick especially with his history of legal transgressions. Talib will be worth the risks.
First off, Talib has made some...
Tom E. Curran covers the Patriots and the NFL for Comcast SportsNet New England. He decides fashion sense, too, as evidenced by his line of questioning for Tom Brady today: “Sometimes you dress kind...
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Last week: 4 (+0)
Fresh off their bye week, the New England Patriots are recharged and ready for the time of year that has typically produced their best stretch of football under the guidance of Bill Belichick. Since 2002, no team has performed better against its division rivals in November and December than the Patriots, and they'll get an opportunity to add to that record Sunday when they...
FOXBORO, Mass. — Coming into the 2012 season, the Patriots biggest question mark seemed to be their offensive line.
With the retirement of Pro Bowl tackle Matt Light, the absence of guard Brian Waters and the exile of center Dan Koppen, there were some wholesale changes being made in front of Tom Brady. And after a tumultuous preseason, the whispers of concern quickly grew into...
Whatever your political affiliation, there's one thing everyone ought to be able to agree upon: There's a lot of vitriol on both sides of the aisle. And that's exactly why New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady eschews any political aspirations.
On Monday night, Brady did an interview with Jim Gray and Westwood One in which he touched on a number of subjects. First...
You just had to expect Rex Ryan would weigh in on this one.
Tuesday we reported that, along with Bill Belichick, Ryan was voted the most overrated coach in the NFL by a Sporting News poll which took the pulse of players. Given Ryan's penchant for opening his mouth whether it's warranted or not, it's unsurprising that he took the opportunity to share his thoughts on the...
FOXBORO, Mass. — The secondary has been the most glaring problem on an otherwise impressive Patriots team this season. But Devin McCourty‘s transition to safety over the past few games has helped stabilized things.
McCourty, a natural cornerback, moved over on the defense to help stabilize the safety position while Steve Gregory and Patrick Chung were sidelined with injuries...
Whatever your political affiliations are, there’s one thing everyone ought to be able to agree upon: there’s been a lot of vitriol on both sides of the aisle. Likewise, that’s exactly why Tom Brady eschews any political aspirations.
On Monday night, Brady did an interview with Jim Gray and Westwood One in which he touched on a number of subjects. First and foremost was Hurricane...
Tom Brady is looking to keep the New England Patriots' league-best offense rolling after a bye week.
Based on recent history, he should have no problem doing that against the struggling Buffalo Bills.
The Patriots host the Bills on Sunday looking for a 12th straight home win in the series and a 23rd victory in the last 25 meetings overall.
Brady is 19-2 against Buffalo, completing...
BY NICK ST. DENISAccording to a crop of current NFL players, Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick aren't as good as people think.For their annual midseason players poll, Sporting News asked 103 players of 27 teams who the league's most overrated coach was. The AFC East was a target.New York Jets coach Rex Ryan ran away with it, getting voted most-overrated by 36 players. Second place...