Patriots May Face an Issue in Dealing with Aaron Hernandez

Last month the Pats inked All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski to a six-year, $54 million extension.

Tight end Aaron Hernandez’s contract is up end in 2014 and according to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, don’t expect Hernandez to accept the franchise tag number at tight end. The argument is there to be made that in his role, Hernandez is more of a receiver than a tight end.

According to, Finley (152 snaps) and Hernandez (123) ranked 1-2 among tight ends lining up at receiver. The next highest was Jimmy Graham of the Saints (78), and then there was a dropoff to Zach Miller of the Seahawks (32).

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