Family and friends of Aaron Hernandez will say their farewells to the former NFL player during a private funeral in his hometown. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday for the former New England Patriots tight end, who was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts last Wednesday. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee, and he had just been acquitted of murder charges in the shooting deaths of two men in Boston in 2012.
Every time there is something going on in East Rutherford, N.J. involving the New York Giants — a press conference, the draft, OTAs, mini-camp, training camp, whatever — I face a decision. Is whatever is happening at the Giants facility worth the 292-mile round trip from my home outside Albany, and a possible hotel stay? Sometimes it is. Sometimes it isn’t. One of those times it ended up being worth it was Thursday. GM Jerry Reese held his annual pre-draft press conference, which was billed as the primary reason for media being invited to Quest Diagnostics Center. A Reese pre-draft press conference, though, is not an earth-moving event. The same thing always happens. Questions get asked and Reese
Last week, the Oakland Raiders said goodbye to defensive tackle Dan Williams. It was an expected cap casualty move as Williams had $4.5 million cap hit. The move for added cap space may or may not result in the addition of Marshawn Lynch at running back.