Hernandez: TEs Can 'Step Up' Without Gronk

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Hernandez: TEs Can 'Step Up' Without Gronk
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Aaron Hernandez said Monday night he's confident the Patriots tight ends will be able to pick up the slack in the wake of Rob Gronkowski's arm injury, which will likely have the big tight end on the sidelines for the next four to eight weeks. "The way this program is, the way [coach] Bill [Belichick] makes us become the players we become, we all have confidence and we all know we have to come to play every game, regardless," Hernandez said after practice on Monday. "And in the NFL, people go down and other people have to step up.

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