The Patriots made the tough decision to part ways with one of their most talented players on Wednesday, and now they need to move forward.
Aaron Hernandez‘s connection to a murder investigation and eventual arrest on first-degree murder charges led the Patriots to cut ties with the Pro Bowl tight end. The move was difficult enough, considering the Patriots believed in him so much that they handed him a $40 million extension last offseason. But, even beyond the money and broken trust, the Patriots are now left with a major hole in the middle of their offense.
Hernandez was a special player out on the football field. His size (6-foot-1, 245 pounds) and skills as a pass catcher made him one of the toughest assignments in the NFL. His versatility, allowing him to line up all over the field, only added to his abilities and made the Patriots’ offense even more dangerous.
So, with training camp right around the corner, Bill Belichick and the Patriots have a lot of work to do in trying to f...