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Aaron Hernandez ready to adapt for Patriots

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez didn’t have surgery for the right ankle sprain that gave him trouble most of last season, but he said he’ll be ready to go this season.

“It definitely slowed me down and I wasn’t able to be the player that I thought I was going to be this past year,” he said. “But it happens, and it’s football, but you just have to keep moving forward and keep improving.

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