Found September 19, 2012 on Rotowire:
Back for more injury analysis following all of the Week 2 games.  As always, comments are welcomed and if there are any questions about the players below or if you have questions about players I did not address then you can also leave that in the comments and I'll try to discuss them.  Let's get started... Aaron Hernandez:  Hernandez was helped off the field last week after sustaining an ankle sprain that looked an awful lot like it was going to be a fracture or a high ankle sprain.  X-rays were negative, and Hernandez was then seen in a walking boot with crutches which would lead everyone to believe it was in fact a high ankle sprain.  However, we are now being told it is a “low” ankle sprain.   I’m not sure if they mean it was on the lower side of the high ankle or if they are just trying to be optimistic, but the mechanism of injury and the way he was treated with the boot and crutches makes it very peculiar to be just of the low ankle variety.  He definitely didn’t roll...

Aaron Hernandez Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks

New England tight end Aaron Hernandez is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a low-ankle sprain, according to Hernandez is more likely to return after six weeks than four, a source told's Albert Breer, since he also has damage to the high-ankle area.Fantasy Spin:The Patriots may even choose to hold out Hernandez for their Week 8 game against the Rams since they have...

The difference one man makes: Patriots feel the loss of Aaron Hernandez

Signing Kellen Winslow will help the Patriots replace Aaron Hernandez. The veteran TE won't come close to matching his talent, nor his production, but he will replace him on the field and allowing the Patriots to run more 2 TE sets could be just as valuable as any contribution he makes in terms of yardage, receptions, and the like. I spend a lot of time writing about football...

Hernandez loss hurts Patriots in multiple phases

Three plays into Sunday's game, Patriots fans witnessed Aaron Hernandez go down with an ankle injury. Then the fans witnessed the Patriots offense go down in flames. Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels have their work cut out for them. Their versatile tight end who plays inline, the slot, halfback, wide out and punt returner could miss up to six weeks. Tom Brady was harassed...

No Official Timetable For Hernandez's Return

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Belichick on Hernandez: no update

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he doesn't know how long tight end Aaron Hernandez will be sidelined with a right ankle injury. Asked Monday if Hernandez broke any bones, Belichick said, ''I don't really have any update on his status. I think they're still looking at him.'' reported that Hernandez would not play Sunday night at...

Ravens Using Pitta Like Aaron Hernandez?

Call me Hernandez 2.0 Juan… According to the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens are using Dennis Pitta as a WR and it has bee effective.  Here is the excerpt from the Baltimore Sun:  “Dennis Pitta was targeted a team-high 15 times in Sunday’s 24-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and he is now listed ahead of fellow third-year tight end Ed Dickson on the team’s official depth chart...

Article of the Day: Week 2 Observations –

As the final gun sounded on the Arizona upset in Foxboro, many suicide pool contestants and Aaron Hernandez owners might have considered turning the water pistol on themselves. Today we present the always witty and informative musings from that dives deep into week 2 to divulge all the fantasy ramifications you can handle.

With Hernandez out, Patriots sign Kellen Winslow

Just as I figured, the Patriots have added some insurance in the wake of Aaron Hernandez’s ankle injury. (Don’t worry, that pat on the back was merely figurative.) reported Tuesday that the Pats agreed to terms with tight end Kellen Winslow on a one-year contract. The deal is pending a physical, which is no slam dunk considering the 29-year-old has been chronically...

No Aaron Hernandez, no excuse for Patriots

If you were watching the New England Patriots game Sunday you were repeatedly told by FOX announcer Dick Stockton that the only reason New England was out of sync offensively was due to the loss of tight end Aaron Hernandez. From the moment Hernandez went down after Julian Edelman rolled on his ankle while being tackled on an early first quarter pass play the long time play-by-play...

Kellen Winslow is not Aaron Hernandez

But he certainly helps. There's been a lot of speculation as to what Winslow's role will be with the Patriots. Could the Patriots go back to predominantly playing a two tight end set?With Winslow just arriving, it's hard to imagine that he'll be well enough versed in the offense to allow the Pats to do that. Though we have seen players come right in and contribute...

Patriots Sign Kellen Winslow Jr.

With the injury to TE Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriots have signed former Pro Bowl TE Kellen Winslow Jr. to a one-year contract. Winslow, who at one time, was considered one of the best tight ends in the game prior to suffering some injuries, including a knee injury, that derailed a potentially great career. Originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns out of the University...

Deion Branch back with the Patriots

Wide receiver Deion Branch is back with the New England Patriots. Branch signed with the Patriots on Tuesday, rejoining the team that cut him three weeks ago, according to the Branch should have no trouble fitting back into the Patriots offense after playing six of his 11 NFL seasons with the team. Branch and Tom Brady hooked up on 51 receptions for 702 yards and five...

Fantasy Football: Stock Watch for Week 3

Just as expected, Week 2 threw us a bunch of curveballs in the Fantasy Football world. There were injuries to guys like Aaron Hernandez, huge performances from the tandem of Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks and yet another dismal showing from Chris Johnson (although that could have been predicted.) With another week of action to digest, let’s take a look at who’s stock is up...

NFL Week 3: Patriots Offense Like Looking In Mirror Vs Ravens Offense On Sunday Night Football?

The New England Patriots became famous in NFL Draft circles for drafting multiple tight ends in the draft in various years. Drafting one in the first round never worked out as well, such as with Daniel Graham or Benjamin Watson, but once the Patriots learned that you could draft two or three in the second through seventh rounds instead of just one in the first, things started to...
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