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The Patriots were geniuses this summer for signing both Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez to long-term contracts. The two tight ends may go down as among the best at their position in the history of the NFL thanks to their wide range of skills and physical abilities. Getting them was a coup. Until this week, when suddenly it wasn't. Hernandez has spent more games injured this season than he's played, dealing with a high ankle sprain. Gronkowski has been on the field, but he's been limited in both opportunities and production as he battles a lingering hip issue, which has...

Report: Rob Gronkowski May Be in Worse Shape From Injuries Than Aaron Hernandez

Patriots fans were encouraged this week by the sight of tight end Aaron Hernandez returning to the practice field, stirring speculation that the versatile playmaker could be suiting up for games within weeks. But, just as New England gains one of its elite tight ends, the team may also be dealing with serious injury complications to its other standout. Rob Gronkowski, who has been...

Rob Gronkowski either had some hickeys on his neck, or just some huge bruises

Unless the Broncos were specifically targeting Rob Gronkowski’s neck on Sunday, the Patriots tight end appears to have been playing with some huge hickeys. You know how the game goes — wild night out, lots of crazy, steamy kissing and neck biting — and the next day you’re wearing a turtle neck to try and cover things up. Since Gronk wouldn’t even admit he and Bibi Jones...

Patriots TE Hernandez questionable for Sunday

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez practiced Friday for a second straight day as he is recovering from an ankle injury. He is listed as questionable for Sunday against the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN Boston. Hernandez was injured during the Patriots' season opener against the Tennessee Titans. He had six catches for 59 yards with a touchdown. Also, wide...

Patriots Injury Report: Aaron Hernandez Questionable Vs. Broncos

The New England Patriots are listing tight end Aaron Hernandez as questionable for their Week 5 matchup against the Denver Broncos, reports Marc Sessler of Bill Belichick is notoriously covert with injury scenarios. Comcast SportsNet reported this week that Hernandez is “very close” to playing in a game, but that doesn't give us a definitive answer...

TE Hernandez misses 3rd game for Patriots

Tight end Aaron Hernandez is one of three starters sidelined for the New England Patriots against the Denver Broncos. Hernandez is out Sunday for the third straight game after practicing last week for the first time since being hurt in the Patriots other home game, a 20-18 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Two other starters, safety Steve Gregory and linebacker Don't'a Hightower...

Aaron Hernandez Listed as Questionable Week 5

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is officially listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game versus the Broncos.Fantasy Spin:Hernandez scored a touchdown in each of his two games against Denver last season but we still think he's a longshot to suit up in Week 5, considering he's only seen the practice field twice since injuring his ankle back in Week 2.

Injury Updates Week 5: Aaron Hernandez, Pierre Garcon, Lance Moore

There are a few key fantasy contributors that have had a number of injury question marks surrounding their playing status leading up to Week 5 of...

Patriots list Gronkowski, Hernandez as questionable

According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, the New England Patriots have listed tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Broncos. Logan Mankins and Dont’a Hightower are also questionable. Julian Edelman and Steeve Gregory have been ruled out.  

Aaron Hernandez Inactive

Tight end Aaron Hernandez is inactive for Week 5 vs. Denver. Fantasy Spin: Hernandez is making progress on his sprained ankle and was listed as questionable, but will ultimately miss another game. He has good odds of returning in Week 6.

NFL Week 5 Injuries: Patriots Expect Rob Gronkowski To Play While Aaron Hernandez Unlikely To Suit Up

The New England Patriots may be playing just one of their top two tight ends once again this week, although there is still much uncertainty as to which one is actually more healthy. Rob Gronkowski is expected to start this afternoon against the Denver Broncos, as Aaron Hernandez is once again not expected to play. Yet it is actually unknown as to whether or not Gronkowski is really...

Aaron Hernandez Not Expected To Play

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against the Broncos while Rob Gronkowski (hip) is likely to start, ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reports.Fantasy Spin:Both players are listed as questionable but Hernandez is probably closer to doubtful than Gronkowski. Play Gronk as you normally would and hold out Hernandez for at least one more game.

Broncos at Patriots Game Notes

DENVER BRONCOS (2-2) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-2) DENVER BRONCOS: Have won 5 of past 7 at New England. QB PEYTON MANNING has 4 TDs in each of past 2 vs. NE. Registered 65th career game with 300+ passing yards (338) last week, most in NFL history. In past 2, Manning has 668 passing yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 103.4 rating. RB WILLIS MCGAHEE averages 90.7 rush yards per game...

Week 5 NFL Live Blog

Not too many game-time decisions this week, aside from the Patriots' tight ends. Will Rob Gronkowski be the dreaded late-game surprise? Who were your tough lineup decisions this week?
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