The New England Patriots will go without one of their dangerous pass-catching tight ends for at least a month.
Tight end Aaron Hernandez will miss four to six weeks with a low ankle sprain, NFL Network has learned from a source briefed on the injury.
Hernandez injured the ankle in Sunday's 20-18 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. New England will host free-agent tight end Kellen Winslow for a visit Tuesday, a source told NFL Network, but the Patriots will be hard-pressed to duplicate Hernandez's versatility in this offense.
This again falls in line with what we've been hearing since after the game. Owners will need to make adjustments as soon as possible to make up for the loss of one of the top TEs in the game. The Pats could go to more three WR sets, which means Wes Welker could become more of a factor. However, they did sign TE Kellen Winslow which could mean they drift back to their desired 2 TE set.