Found June 20, 2013 on
New England Patriots
San Francisco 49ers
Storm clouds in New England this offseason.
When I saw this fantasy ranking of Tom Brady a few weeks ago, I thought it was interesting to see him ranked so low. Out of the big three. Near the back-half of QB1 territory.
I did not buy into it then, but I may be now.
First, Aaron Hernandez is in some pretty deep water with the law. I don’t want to trivialize the trouble he’s in with a fantasy football discussion, so I’ll leave out his fantasy analysis. Hernandez could be facing murder charges and could be arrested as early as today according to sources online.
Meanwhile, Rob Gronkowki spent most of his offseason on the operating table. Between his forearm surgeries and back surgery, Gronk’s week 1 status — and perhaps much more than that — is in serious jeopardy.
Other tight ends on the roster of note currently: Jake Ballard, Michael Hoomanawanui, Daniel Fells. Tim Tebow?
Ballard is interesting. He was fantasy relevant with the Giants before a season-ending injury. Got cut and claimed off waivers by the Patriots, who stashed him for a year. If he’s healthy, it looks like Ballard could be in line for a serious role.
Still, throw in the fact that Brady lost Wes Welker and gained oft-injured Danny Amendola during free agency and it could be a stormy season for the Patriots’ passing attack. Especially if Hernandez and Gronk miss significant time. Hence Brady’s falling fantasy ranking.
Here are today’s great reads:
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The 49ers plan to get Vernon Davis more involved in the passing game. Dude has so much talent and potential, but we’ve only see it in spits and sputters throughout his career. Maybe this year? Ugh, I don’t really want to buy into again. But … [RotoViz]
Is it time to buy back into Chris Johnson as a fantasy football running back? I wonder if the good Chris Johnson we saw was the anomaly. And now, the bad Chris Johnson of the last two seasons is the real Chris Johnson. Still has talent and speed to burn. Hopefully he’ll slide on draft day and become a better value. [Roto Arcade]
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Police have not ruled out Patriots tight end as a suspect in a homicide investigation according to WBZ-TV in Boston..
Hernandez is not cooperating with police according to a source to the station. On Tuesday police entered Hernandez’s residence in North Attleboro and later emerged with a box. They also visited the residence on Wednesday but left when no one answered the door.
Aaron Hernandez fell to the fourth round of the 2010 draft in part because of marijuana use while with the Gators, something he admitted to NFL teams at the scouting combine when he was a draft prospect, according to several NFL sources. Personnel sources from multiple NFL teams told Sports Illustrated that they had off-field concerns about Hernandez. In particular, the questions...
It seems like the skeletons keep coming out of Aaron Hernandez’s closet.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Hernandez was questioned about a shooting while he was attending the University of Florida
When Hernandez was at UF, he was once questioned, along with three other Gator football players, about a shooting in Gainesville. None of the players were arrested, but detectives questioned...
It is always innocent until proven guilty, but the circumstantial evidence is mounting against Aaron Hernandez. The only facts we know is that Hernandez and two others were in a rented vehicle with the murder victim before he died.
What happened after that is anyone’s guess.
Three people went home that night and one ended up with a bullet in his head. The neighbors are claiming...
New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has found himself at the center of a murder investigation and as more news trickles out about the situation, things are beginning to look worse and worse for the 23-year-old.
The latest news, according to several outlets, is that Hernandez destroyed his home security system – one that included surveillance cameras – and a cell phone...
New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has retained a lawyer following a state police search of his North Attleborough, Mass., home, WBZ-TV in Boston reports.
Hernandez was driving a car with three other men as passengers -- including a 27-year-old man later deemed to be a homicide victim -- hours before the victim's body was discovered near Hernandez'...
Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was reportedly questioned by police in regards to a homicide case, though he is not considered a suspect in the murder.
Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to FOX 25 and WBZ News Radio 1030 in Boston.
The warrant is for obstruction of justice in connection with the murder investigation of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, who was found dead in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's North Attleboro, Mass., home...
As we reported late last night, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was questioned by police in a murder investigation.
Karen Anderson of WBZ-TV in Boston, is reporting that Hernandez has not been ruled out as a suspect in the murder investigation.
One of Hernandez’s associates was found roughly a mile from his North Attleboro home. Anderson also reports that Hernandez...
It was well known that Aaron Hernandez had some off-field issues coming out of the University of Florida, but after being connected to a North Attleboro homicide, new reports and observations of signs of trouble are popping up.
Hernandez threatened Wes Welker in 2010 within a week of being drafted, according to The Boston Globe. Hernandez couldn’t figure out how to use a piece...
Investigators searched Aaron Hernandez's suburban Boston home in connection with the death of a man who police said was an associate of his. Hernandez was initially uncooperative, but was eventually questioned over a possible relationship with a man whose body was found a few miles from his home.
According to SI.com, during the search of the home, two...
You knew it was only a matter of time. According to WBZ in Boston, an arrest warrant has been issued for New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection with the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. WBZ says Hernandez will be charged with obstruction of justice, and that the charge could eventually be upgraded. [...]
Tweet Just a day after police were searching the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection with a homicide that occurred close to his home, TMZ is reporting that Hernandez has been sued earlier in June for shooting a man in the face in in Miami way back in February. Here are details: [...]
Not only is Aaron Hernandez being investigated for his potential role in a homicide, but he is now being sued for allegedly shooting someone in the face after a night at a strip club.
As of this morning, investigators are going through piles of dirt trying to find any evidence they can pertaining to the death of semi-pro linebacker Odin Lloyd.
News choppers overhead showed investigators using metal detectors and digging through the landfill near Aaron Hernandez's home. As of 11AM, according to WCVB-TV Massachusetts State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said...