Patriots ink TE Hernandez to four-year contract

By Adam Silverstein
June 8, 2010

The New England Patriots have signed former Florida Gators tight end Aaron Hernandez, the team’s fourth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, to a four-year deal, according to The Boston Herald. Though specifics of his contract have not yet been released, Hernandez will likely receive $2-3 million over four years with approximately a $500,000 signing bonus.

Recent reports have stated that Hernandez has a solid opportunity to earn playing time in 2010 both as an H-back and tight end who lines up wide and in the slot.

He has been working extensively with quarterback Tom Brady and may even see the field ahead of New England’s second-round pick, tight end Rob Gronkowski.

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Photo Credit: The Boston Herald


  1. Daniel M. says:

    Congrats Hernandez.

    That football countdown timer on the right is painfully tantalizing.

  2. Daniel M. says:

    No rest for the weary A-sil. More Gator news NOW!

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