Patriots tight end Tim Wright will wear Aaron Hernandez's old number

Thursday August 28th, 2014

New England Patriots tight end Tim Wright will wear jersey No. 81, which was last worn by Aaron Hernandez, WBZ-TV's Dan Roche reports.

Wright was traded to the Patriots from the Buccaneers for Logan Mankins on Tuesday. He also wore No. 81 with the Bucs. As a rookie in 2013, Wright had 54 catches for 571 yards and five touchdowns.

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​Hernandez is currently awaiting a January murder trial for allegedly shooting Odin Lloyd in June 2013. In a separate incident, Hernandez was charged with killing two men after one of them spilled a drink on Hernandez at a club.

Earlier this week, a judge granted Hernandez's request to have evidence suppressed after electronics were taken from his home without a warrant during an investigation.

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