Shalise Manza Young On Toucher & Rich: Patriots Hamstrung By Hernandez Contract

January 22, 2014 1:18 PM
Shalise Manza Young On Toucher & Rich: Patriots Hamstrung By Hernandez Contract
" BOSTON (CBS) - It was clear after Sunday’s disappointing loss in the AFC Championship Game that the Patriots just don’t have the horses to run with Peyton Manning’s Broncos.

Tom Brady needs more offensive weapons, and if the defense can stay healthy that might be enough to be a championship-caliber team.

Esiason On Toucher & Rich: Brady Needs More Playmakers, But Will Patriots Spend Money?

The Boston Globe’s Shalise Manza Young squashed the hopes of fans everywhere during her Wednesday morning appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich program when she said the Patriots would be hesitant to make big splashes in the offseason, because a good portion of their money is already tied up – with Aaron Hernandez.

“The Patriots are still dealing with the Aaron Hernandez situation, and technically they still do owe him money for the coming season with the way they structured his contract. They have to work under the assumption that they are going to be hamstrung by that Aaron Hernandez money.”

However, there’s still a way the team could absolve themselves of that money "

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