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Aaron Hernandez was seen returning some punts Friday at Patriots training camp
The big storyline out of Pats training camp Friday was the addition of Aaron Hernandez on special teams. Hernandez took some punt returns on Friday, showing off another skill this versatile player has.
Although Hernandez said he has not fielded punts since high school, he also said he thinks of himself as a tight end amongst other things. Hernandez is extremely gifted athletically, showing that throughout the season, especially in the AFC divisional round against Denver where he played most of the game out of the backfield and rushed five times for 61 yards. He also added 4 receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown.
I like the idea of Hernandez fielding some punts this year. Let me say that again, SOME punts. I do not like the idea of Hernandez, one of our most valuable offensive weapons, getting hurt returning a punt five yards. Hopefully Belicheck is two steps ahead of me (which he is), and is planning on having a few players return punts this year, especially if Aaron Hernandez is in the mix.
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The huge crowds that have attended the New England Patriots training camp these past few days (est. 36,000 fans in 3 days) got a little scare when they saw Rob Gronkowski leave the practice field after making a catch with Jarod Mayo in close coverage.
Fortunately, it was only a cut on the chin and he returned in 15 minutes to the roar of the crowd.
With the team practicing in full...
(via Patriots open 2012 Training Camp)
“Star performer of the day. Bobby Carpenter. The linebacker intercepted an underthrown Tom...
Wes Welker was jogging back to the line after running a route during the New England Patriots' first training camp session Thursday when owner Bob Kraft arrived on the sideline and pointed in his direction.
Wasting no time, the Pro Bowl receiver immediately approached Kraft, the two sharing a quick embrace and a handshake before parting ways. At least on the surface, everything...
The Patriots took their first step towards Super Bowl XLVII on Thursday as they opened training camp for the 2012 season at Gillette Stadium. Over 12,000 fans were reportedly on hand to watch Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Co. begin official preparations for the upcoming season. Wes Welker was also there, and though the wide receiver was not able to come to terms with the team on...
For fans interested in seeing how Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Vince Wilfork and the rest of the New England Patriots are looking heading into the 2012 season, Gillette Stadium is the place to be this month. Luckily, Boston.com has released a digital training camp guide, which can be seen by clicking the image below. For a Gillette Stadium guide (once the season kicks off), click here.
Joseph Addai did not last long as Patriots training camp kicked off Thursday
Plenty to report after day 1 of Patriots training camp. Some early headlines were the absence of 35 year old guard Brian Waters and the cutting of running back Joseph Addai.
When I first heard of Addai being cut on Thursday I was a little upset since I had some hopes the 29 year old veteran could help contribute...
(via Snapshots: Day 1 of training camp - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston)
How am I supposed to interpret the Patriots 2012 Yearbook picture? Is like an Uncle Sam thing, or a presidential thing? Are the offensive linemen in the secret service? Am I being recruiting for something? I guess this gets me excited for football season – and I can have it for the one-time fee of $12.95, which is nice – but what’s the deal here?
Most importantly, why is Tom...
After an fun-filled summer, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has made it clear that he’s only focused on football now that training camp is here.
“It’s training camp time,” Gronkowski said, per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. “When it’s football time, it’s all football, nothing but football, always excited about football. I’m glad to be back...
Lloyd catches on on McCourty, set to be a recurring theme of training camp?
(via Snapshots: Day 2 of training camp - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston)
…and oh yeah, the Red Sox are in New York to take on the Yankees.
12,000 people showed up for the first day of Patriots training camp yesterday, a figure that must have even the most obstinate people questioning their stand on whether the Red Sox are the clear #1 team in New England right now.
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The Olympics begin in earnest...