Pats' X factor: a healthy Hernandez

If explosive tight end can play Sunday, Tom Brady's options will multiply

Updated: October 7, 2011, 11:37 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was approached Friday and asked about the player who could be the X factor Sunday against the New York Jets -- tight end Aaron Hernandez.

The question was whether he could think of any Patriots tight end over the past 11 seasons who reminded him of Hernandez. Brady came up blank.

"He's not anything like [Rob Gronkowski], not anything like Christian Fauria was. Nothing like [Daniel] Graham or [Benjamin] Watson," said ...

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