Hernandez opens up in Muscle Milk video

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Hernandez opens up in Muscle Milk video

Aaron Hernandez signed an endorsement deal with Muscle Milk at the tail end of July. He started using the product in college when training under the Florida Gators' football program.
Of course, since being ushered into the NFL by the New England Patriots, those workouts have changed some.
And you can actually see for yourself.
Muscle Milk created a video of Hernandez lifting and running through drills in California. He opened up about the offseason.
"When you start practicing, everything is full-go," he said in the interview. "Especially with the Patriots and Bill Belichick. So you've got to be ready."
As far as this guy goes, Hernandez was surprisingly candid. He hit on how the lockout shook up offseason workouts, as well as what motivates him to push past exhaustion.
"When working out, a lot of times I listen to music, but I think about the things that mean most to me -- the people that mean the most to me -- because it will give me a drive to maybe get an extra rep when I'm working out.
"If you come in out of shape and you're not ready to go, the next person will step in because there's so many people at every position on our team, that you've always got to stay on top of your game."
Check it out.

Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

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Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

With New England Patriots organized workouts finished until next month, Phil Perry puts together another 53-man roster projection.

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Affleck offers passionate Brady defense when asked about Deflategate

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Affleck offers passionate Brady defense when asked about Deflategate

When the topic of Deflategate was broached on HBO's Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons, which debuted this week, Ben Affleck became all kinds of fired up.

"What they did was suspend Tom Brady for four days for not giving them his [expletive] cellphone," Affleck said. "I would never give an organization as leak-prone as the NFL my [expletive] cellphone . . . so you can just look through my emails and listen to my voicemails?"

Affleck grew up in Cambridge, Mass. and is a passionate Patriots fan. He made no attempts to hide his fandom, and his appreciation for Brady, as he and Simmons (also a Patriots fan) discussed the football-deflation controversy that has now lasted well over a year. 

Affleck, who said he would want to cast himself as Brady if ever a Deflategate movie was made, harped on the fact that the league wanted Brady to turn over his phone. 

"Maybe Tom Brady is so [expletive] classy and such a [expletive] gentleman," Affleck said, "that he doesn’t want people to know that he may have reflected on his real opinion on some of his co-workers."

Brady is waiting for the Second Circuit to make a decision as to whether or not it will rehear his case against the NFL. Earlier this offseason, the Second Circuit reinstated Brady's four-game suspension issued by the league when a three-judge panel ruled in favor of the NFL, 2-1. 

Pro Football Talk wrote on Thursday that a decision from the Second Circuit could come at any time. If the rehearding request is denied, Brady could then take the case to the Supreme Court. Should the Second Circuit grant Brady a rehearing, his suspension would be delaed until the court reached a decision. In that case, Brady could potentially play the entire 2016 season before a decision came to pass.