Faulk, Brace returning to practice this week

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Faulk, Brace returning to practice this week

FOXBORO - With the NFL season turning six weeks old last weekend, players on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list became eligible to practice this week. Veteran running back Kevin Faulk is one of them. So is Ron Brace. Teams have a three-week window in which to make a decision on their PUP guys. So Faulk and Brace could have been held out until the start of Week 10. Once activated from the PUP, teams have another three weeks to either put that player on the active roster or on injured reserve. We'll be checking on the other PUPed player, Brandon Deaderick.

Bart Hubbuch explains why his story on Robert Kraft was not hit piece

Bart Hubbuch explains why his story on Robert Kraft was not hit piece

Bart Hubbuch explains that his article was not a Robert Kraft ‘hit piece’ it was mot to expose the NFL’s hypocrisy and push toward legalizing gambling.

Report: Hernandez jurors were invited to funeral

Report: Hernandez jurors were invited to funeral

A member of the jury that acquitted Aaron Hernandez of double-murder said jurors were invited to Hernandez’s funeral by defense attorney Jose Baez, The Boston Herald reported. 

Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end who was already serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd when he was acquitted in the 2012 double-murder in Boston, killed himself in his prison cell last week. His funeral was in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut on Monday. 

One juror told the Herald that Baez offered to pay for bus to have jury attend funeral. 

More from the Herald report: 

“I was invited, but I decided ultimately not to go,” said Robert Monroe, one of 12 jurors who on April 14 acquitted Hernandez of the murders of Cape Verdean immigrants Daniel de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Furtado, 28. Both were living in Dorchester.

“I received a message, if any of the jurors wanted to go to the Aaron Hernandez funeral, that [Hernandez’s attorney] Jose Baez would rent a bus to get us back and forth,” Monroe told the Herald today.