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Patriots sign fourth-round draft pick Hernandez

The New England Patriots signed former Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, their fourth-round pick in the 2010 draft. The 6-1, 250-pound Hernandez had 68 catches for 850 yards - both school records for tight ends - while playing with star quarterback Tim Tebow last season. The 113th overall selection in the draft, Hernandez acknowledged that he violated the substance abuse policy once in college but denied published reports he was a multiple offender. Hernandez, a native of Bristol, Conn., is the fourth of 12 Patriots' draft choices to sign with the team. Terms were not disclosed.

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Revolution re-sign former captain Steve Ralston

The New England Revolution have re-signed former club captain and MLS career assists leader Steve Ralston. The Revolution said the 35-year-old midfielder will be at the team's training session at Gillette Stadium today. Ralston spent eight seasons with the Revolution before signing as a player/assistant coach with his hometown AC St. Louis of the second division in January. In addition to the MLS record for assists with 135, Ralston holds the league...

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