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Patriots and Aaron Hernandez agree to 5-year contract extension

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New England Patriots have re-signed their young tight end Aaron Hernandez. He has agreed to a five-year contract extension.

At press time, the financial terms of the agreement are not known. This extension runs through the 2016 season.

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez gains yardage in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans
Aaron Hernandez gains yardage in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

He has played the last two seasons with the Patriots. The Patriots have seen enough to give Hernandez a long-term agreement.

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The agreement was done before his third season in the NFL.

In his first two seasons in the league, Hernandez played in 28 games. He had 124 receptions.

He has had 1,473 yards. Plus, he also had 13 touchdown receptions.

The sides reached an agreement before the Patriots kick off their 2012 season against the Tennessee Titans on the road.

In his last regular season game, he had seven receptions against the Buffalo Bills in a 49-21 win on January 1st, 2012. He had 138 yards and one touchdown.

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The 138 yards are the most he has had in a game in his career. His previous high was in Week 14 against the Washington Redskins in a 34-27 win when he had 129 yards on December 18th, 2011.

The Patriots have each of their young tight ends locked up to long-term deals well into the future. On June 8th, the team re-signed Rob Gronkowski to a six-year, $54 million deal.

The Patriots are hoping that Gronkowski and Hernandez will be part of their long-term plays on offense for Tom Brady. With both players under the team’s control for a while, the front office can focus on additional teams on the team.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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