Report: Burress to work out for Patriots

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Report: Burress to work out for Patriots

The Patriots already have a glut of well-established NFL receivers on their roster, but another is flying to New England on Sunday for an interview of sorts.
According to ESPN, free agent wideout Plaxico Burress is headed to New England to work out.
If Burress were to sign with the Patriots he would find himself among a receiver group that already includes Brandon Lloyd, Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez, Jabar Gaffney, Donte' Stallworth and Deion Branch.
While at 6-foot-5, Burress' size might be useful in red zone situations (as the Patriots found out when he caught the game-winning touchdown pass at the end of Super Bowl XLII), New England has a pretty good red zone target already in Rob Gronkowski.
Burress, 35, is reportedly willing to play for the veteran's minimum.
Sometimes the Patriots will work out a player to see whether or not he might be worth bringing into the fold later on in the season in order to fill a roster spot in an emergency situation.
The Patriots are scheduled to practice later this afternoon.
More to come . . .

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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.