Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 10/15/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: Aaron Hernandez of the New England Patriots runs through a tackle from David Harris of the New York Jets during the first quarter at the New Meadowlands Stadium on September 19, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Last week, record setting New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski received a very generous contract extension from the franchise. Should teammate Aaron Hernandez now expect a similar contract extension from the Patriots? The tight end tandem entered the league in 2010, each signing four-year rookie deals, Hernandez will become a free agent after the 2013 season. The duo make up the most formidable tight end pairing in the NFL currently and wreak havoc on opposing defenses for years to come, but what is it reasonable for Hernandez to expect from the Patriots? Hernandez was the Patriots third leading receiver last season with 79 receptions for 910 yards and seven scores while Gronkowski re-wrote the NFL record book with 1,327 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns. Hernandez, a University of Florida product, is playing in the third year of his rookie contract, scheduled to earn $540,000 dollars along with a $104,000 dollar roster bonus this season. That is a bargain given his product...
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