FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: (L-R) Wes Welker #83 and Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots celebrate after Hernandez scored a 17-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Aaron Hernandez Contract Extension: Tight End Signs New Deal With Patriots

Tight end Aaron Hernandez has reached a long-term contract extension with the Patriots, the second time the team has opted to extend one of their talented tight ends this offseason.

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Aaron Hernandez Contract Extension: New England TE Donating Back

The ink is barely dry on Aaron Hernandez's five-year contract extension with the New England Patriots and he is already giving some of the money back. The 22-year-old tight end was drafted by the Patriots in 2010 and has performed well in his first two seasons. On Monday, he decided to help out off of the field, reports Greg Berdard of the Boston Globe.

The Robert K. and Myra H. Kraft Foundation is a philanthropic organization that participates in a variety of charitable activities, including education, healthcare, women's issues, and youth sports.

An impressive move by the young Hernandez, who shows he is grateful for the opportunity to be a professional football player and compete for one of the NFL's most successful franchises.

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