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Belichick Addresses Hernandez Case – NFL Roundup For July 25th

Bill Belichick - Jim Rogash/Getty Images
Bill Belichick – Jim Rogash/Getty Images

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick (BEHL’-ih-chik) says he’s shocked and disappointed that former tight end Aaron Hernandez is facing a murder charge. Belichick says it was terrible to find out that a member of his organization was involved in a murder investigation, but that the team will learn from it and move forward. He added that the club did what it had to do when it released Hernandez.

Belichick said the alleged actions of Hernandez should not reflect on the way the Patriots do business.

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors have asked for more time to present evidence to a grand jury in the case against former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez was in court for what was supposed to be a probable cause hearing, but prosecutors said they are still presenting evidence and the grand jury is still considering it.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home

The judge rescheduled the probable cause hearing for Aug. 22.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Receiver Mike Williams has signed a six-year, $40.25 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Williams had 63 receptions for 996 yards and nine touchdowns last season. Williams was entering the final season of the contract he signed as a fourth-round pick in the 2010 draft.

Darrelle Revis (dur-REHL REE’-vihs) is expected on the practice field when the Buccaneers open training camp. The three-time All-Pro cornerback has been cleared medically to participate in some activities after missing most of last season with the New York Jets following surgery to repair a torn knee ligament.

The Bucs obtained Revis from the Jets in exchange for the 13th overall pick in the 2013 draft, then signed him to a six-year, $96 million contract.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts and top draft pick Bjoern (byorn) Werner have agreed in principle on a contract. The 24th overall selection in April, Werner was a defensive end at Florida State, but will switch to outside linebacker with the Colts. He was the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, then skipped his senior season to enter the draft.

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Desmond Trufant have agreed to multi-year deal contract with the Atlanta Falcons. The cornerback’s agent says the four-year deal is worth $8.16 million and $4.3 guaranteed. Trufant was the 22nd overall pick in the draft. He’s expected to compete for a starting job.

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