Patriots sign TE Aaron Hernandez to 5-year, $40 million extension
What are you looking for?
Latest NFL News and Rumors...

Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden are expected to provide the Raiders with an interesting one-two punch out of the ba... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Bill Lazor has replaced Mike Sherman as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator this year, and one of the differences between ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
As expected, the Raiders unloaded quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday. Less expected is that they actually got something ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Marquess Wilson has some more competition in his... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday that quarterback Sam Bradford is doing really well as he rehabs from reconstructiv... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
A wide majority of NFL teams begin their offseason program this week. One of those teams is the Dallas Cowboys, who actual... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson was a seventh-round pick in last year's draft. He played in nine games and caught two ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
We've been tracking 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore's long road back from his latest devestating knee injury. Most rec... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post wrote Friday that Dolphins wide receivers Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson are exp... [read more] [All News & Rumors]

Patriots sign TE Aaron Hernandez to 5-year, $40 million extension

The New England Patriots have locked up tight end Aaron Hernandez @AaronHernandez through 2018. The team and player agreed to a five-year, $40 million contract extension Monday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter via league sources. The deal carries $16.4 million guaranteed and a $12.5 million signing bonus. Hernandez caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns last season.

Fantasy Analysis:

Over the weekend, the Boston Globe stated that Hernandez has "ascended" the pecking order and is now Tom Brady's No. 1 option. I'm not willing to go that far since I'd still rather have Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski @RobGronkowski, but it's nice to hear. The Patriots move Hernandez all over the field -- even into the backfield -- to exploit the many mismatches he presents. He's the fourth TE off the board right now, but it wouldn't be totally shocking to me if he were to finish this season inside the top two. Gronk's numbers are due for a regression.


0 Comments | Add Yours

There are no comments on this article yet.

You must login in order to comment:

If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free

Warning: You don't have cookies enabled in your internet broswer. Without cookies, you will not be able to login. Some web browsers allow cookies to be managed on a per-site basis.

News Archive
NFL News Feed: XML Feed
Subscribe to FFToolbox NFL News and Rumors by Email
Brian Murphy -
Follow on Twitter
Los Angeles, CA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2002
Follow me on Twitter: @Spokes_Murphy.

I have played fantasy sports since 2001, specializing in fantasy football and baseball. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I am a journalism/mass communication grad student at Cal State University, Northridge. I am aiming to be a sports reporter for a website, newspaper, magazine, anything. I am a graduate from the University of Central Florida. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties