NFL Notes: Aaron Hernandez, Browns, Robert Griffin III & Rams

Aaron Hernandez

Carlos Ortiz, a friend of former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez, pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact for his role in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, via the Associated Press.

Ortiz changed his plea to guilty on Monday and in return got the murder charges dropped against him. Ortiz was sentenced to 4 1/2 to 7 years in prison.

During the court appearance, Ortiz explained that Hernandez and Lloyd got out of the car together after hearing a shot, he noticed that only Hernandez got back in the vehicle.


Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland mentioned during an appearance on Pro Football Talk Live that QB Robert Griffin III has been “underwhelming” in offseason workouts.

“Well, if he was looking fantastic you’d be hesitant to overstate it during the OTA and minicamp season,” Grossi said. “I mean, it’s touch football and Hue Jackson constantly reminds everyone of that. But the fact is he’s been underwhelming in that environment and I don’t know if that’s a bad thing or it’s just a sign that they haven’t started playing real football yet. He is learning a new offense. First of all he is healthy, he’s very healthy. He looks physically like the old Robert Griffin in that he’s moving great, he can zing the ball pretty well, but that’s just the first step. So I guess the positive is that he looks very healthy and we’ll have to see when they go to camp July 29th is if he’s really taken advantage of the minicamp season and learned the offense because he has been underwhelming.


  • Former Rams LB Matthew Wells and WR J.J. Worton officially cleared waivers on Monday and are no unrestricted free agents.

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