According to multiple reports, tight end Aaron Hernandez has agreed to a long-term contract extension with the Patriots. ESPN's Mike Reiss reports that the deal is for five years and will keep Hernandez with the Pats through 2018.
Hernandez, selected in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, has two years remaining on his four-year, $2.785 million rookie contract.
The 22-year-old has 124 receptions for 1,473 yards and 13 touchdowns in his two seasons, starting 19 of 28 games. He had 79 receptions for 910 yards last season.