Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/24/13
11 a.m. ET: Bill Belichick usually just wants to talk about the players who are on the Patriots’ roster. That may change Wednesday. Belichick has taken the unusual step of calling a news conference before camp begins for the Patriots. While he usually talks — “talks” being used loosely here — to the media on the opening Friday of camp, he will have words (presumably) today at 1:45. Most people think that this news conference is to address the Aaron Hernandez situation. The entire storm of Hernandez allegations — and the arrest and release of the former New England tight end — didn’t take place until after OTAs broke in June. While the Patriots have released statements, Belichick hasn’t talked about Hernandez at all. Today would provide the opportunity to get that out of the way so Belichick can deal with football-related questions Friday. How much Belichick will actually say is very much in question, though. Famous for his short, evasive remarks, Belichick doesn’t open cans of worms unless he thinks he needs to, and he’s likely looking to put the Hernandez situation to rest once and for all. Check back here throughout the day for some thoughts on what the news conference will entail, as well as an actual rundown of Belichick’s remarks starting around 1:45. Filed under: Headlines, Jen Slothower, Live Blog, New England Patriots

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