Found June 28, 2013 on Fantasy Football Champs:
Tight end Jake Ballard wasn't moving well at all at Patriots OTAs this month. SOURCE: Boston GlobeFantasy Spin:That isn't surprising when you consider how many surgeries he's had on his knees over the past couple years. With Ballard looking slower than molasses, the Patriots better start looking at other options at tight end. New England fans will be praying for Rob Gronkowski to recover quickly from back surgery.

Patriots Void All Guaranteed Money Owed to Aaron Hernandez

The New England Patriots have avoided all of the remaining guaranteed money owed to Aaron Hernandez, which totals in at $5.91 million. According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, the team will be voiding the $3.5 million in future guaranteed base salaries on Hernandez’s contract as well as the final installment on his $12.5 million signing bonus, which slots in at $3.25 million...

Lawyer of man who was shot in the face by Aaron Hernandez believes he was left for dead

According to USA TODAY Sports, the lawyer for the man who was shot in the face by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez down in Florida, claims that his client was left for dead. Alexander Bradley, 30, filed a civil complaint in a U.S. District Court in South Florida in which he accused Hernandez of shooting him in the face on Feb. 13. Bradley was found alone and bleeding from...

Zach Sudfeld the player to replace Aaron Hernandez in New England?

According to Field Yates of, rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld was very impressive this spring showing the Patriots coaching staff that he doesn’t have a problem with catching the ball. Sudfeld was solid in offseason workouts, showing off impressive pass-catching skills and dependable hands. The 24-year-old was undrafted out of Nevada, and while it’s too soon to make...

Once a strength, TE now question mark for Pats

The New England Patriots seemed set for years with their young, record-breaking tight end combination. Aaron Hernandez ran around defenders after making catches. Rob Gronkowski ran over them. They were stars before they were 23. It was one position coach Bill Belichick could rely on, but not anymore. Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder. He was...

Aaron Hernandez denied bail for a second time

For a second straight day, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was denied bail.  His lawyers argued that it was in his best interest to be home with his fiancée and baby and that it wasn’t in his best interest to be in prison because of ailing back and shoulder injuries. The judge from yesterday as well as today made the right move.  Hernandez belongs in jail right now...

Aaron Hernandez, Bubblicious Bubble Gum Featured in Taiwanese Animation That Portrays Homicide Charges (Video)

It’s no secret that the NFL has recently been battling with concussion and head injury issues — with current and former players alike — as a result of hits on the football field. There’s no shortage of players who have suffered from them, and according to the folks behind the famous Taiwanese animation videos, Aaron Hernandez may be the latest entry to the list. The latest...

Patriots ProShop To Offer Free Exchange On #81 Jerseys July 6-7

A smart and classy gesture by the New England Patriots. Here's the release: FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots ProShop will offer a free jersey exchange of any #81 Hernandez jersey purchased at the Patriots ProShop or online at for a new Patriots jersey of comparable value. The free jersey exchange will be available exclusively at the...

Aaron Hernandez Bail Hearing Live Streaming on Internet (Video)

Aaron Hernandez was arraigned on Wednesday and charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd. Though initially held without bail, the judge set a hearing for 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, to ultimately determine whether or not Hernandez would receive bail. With the hearing set to begin any minute now, TMZ had a live stream of the proceedings. Check it out by following this link, or clicking on...

Patriots Offer Free Trade in on Hernandez Jerseys

The Jersey in Question ((ht: Well, that didn't take long. And it appears the New England Patriots are trying to distance themselves as far away from arrested former TE Aaron Hernandez as humanly possible. According to reports today, anyone bringing a Hernandez jersey to the Patriots Pro Shop on July 6th or 7th can swap the jersey for a new one of comparable...

New England Patriots allowing fans to exchange Aaron Hernandez jerseys

The New England Patriots are offering fans an opportunity to exchange their Aaron Hernandez No. 81 jerseys for a new player's free of charge.

Why You Shouldn’t Compare Ray Lewis to Aaron Hernandez

On my Twitter account I asked why ESPN wasn’t using Ray Lewis to give insight on the Aaron Hernandez case. People assumed I was being funny, but I was being serious. If anyone could understand what Hernandez might be thinking right now in his jail cell it is Ray Lewis. Lewis was accused of murder back in 2000 and eventually worked out a plea deal where he turned state’s evidence...

Dallas Clark, Brandon Lloyd Among Patriots’ Best Options to Replace Aaron Hernandez This Season (Photos)

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...

Carlos Ortiz reportedly lived with Aaron Hernandez’s uncle, had gun morning of murder

Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston Carlos Ortiz, one of the men arrested in connection with the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, appears to have strong ties to Aaron Hernandez and/or the tight end’s family. Ortiz was arraigned at the Attleboro District Court in Massachusetts on Friday and waived bail, meaning he [...]

Ten Names To Watch For The Patriots In 2013

With the regular season roughly two months away, I have taken the liberty of highlighting ten Patriots players who could make a significant impact in 2013. #1 Jake Ballard, TE: With the Patriots tight end situation deteriorating by the day, the Patriots will look to former Giants TE Jake Ballard to fill, at least in part, the void.  Ballard will compete with Michael Hoomanawanui...
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