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NFL notebook: Authorities believe Hernandez's fiancee tried to hide gun

| Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, 9:06 p.m.

Investigators in the Aaron Hernandez murder case searched a Bristol, Conn., storage unit rented in the name of his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, because they believed she made “overt attempts to hide evidence and to hinder and mislead” the investigation, according to court documents.

Jenkins has not been charged in connection with the June 17 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, her sister's boyfriend.

Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end, has been charged with first-degree murder.

According to the documents, he called Jenkins the day after Lloyd's body was found because he wanted to dispose of weapons in his house.

According to the records, June 18 footage from the home shows Shayanna Jenkins leaving the basement of the house around 1:15 p.m., carrying a trash bag, which authorities say contains a heavy “rigid object,” resembling a lock box or safe.

Ravens RB Pierce hurts knee

Ravens running back Bernard Pierce sprained his left knee in Thursday's game at the Buccaneers, but he doesn't have any structural damage, the Baltimore Sun reported.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh spoke to reporters Saturday but wouldn't discuss Pierce's injury.

Pierce rushed for 532 yards last year as Ray Rice's primary backup.

Also, the Sun reported the Ravens plan to sign former Broncos slot receiver Brandon Stokley, who caught 45 passes for 544 yards and five touchdowns last season.

San Diego LB Te'o out week

Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o has a sprained foot and will sit out this week, including an exhibition game Thursday night at Chicago.

The Chargers say the rookie was diagnosed with the injury after Thursday night's 31-10 loss to the Seahawks. Te'o was in a walking boot at Saturday morning's practice.

Rookie coach Mike McCoy refused to say how Te'o was injured.

Rams coach Fisher upsetwith former QB Kosar

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he has lost a lot of respect for former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar, who was critical of Fisher's team while serving as color commentator for the Browns on Thursday night in the preseason opener.

The Rams fell behind early and lost, 27-19. Kosar was particularly outspoken about Rams backup quarterback Kellen Clemons, stating at one point “I can't stand watching him play.”

Extra points

Bengals receiver Andrew Hawkins will wear a cast for 10 days to try to heal his sprained left ankle, making it doubtful he'll be ready for the season opener. … Redskins receiver Donte Stallworth is expected to miss the next preseason game with a sore left hamstring. … Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith, a second-round pick out of West Virginia, suffered a mild ankle sprain in the preseason opener and is not expected to miss significant time, if any.

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