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It appears Rob Gronkowski could be ready to start the season after back surgery, but it may be wise for the Patriots to give the All-Pro tight end some added rehab time.
Several medical experts told Ben Volin of The Boston Globe, that the typical recovery period after herniated disk surgery is 12 weeks. Several former players told Volin that they didn't feel right until up to a year following surgery, though.
The 12-week period includes six weeks to let the scar heal and another six to get back in football shape. Gronkowski missed his entire 2009 season at the University of Arizona with a similar issue, though he had surgery in September of 2009 in that situation.
Former NFL players Ross Tucker and Kyle Turley, both of whom had herniated disk surgery, told Volin that the Patriots should start Gronkowski on the PUP list to let him fully recover. Dr. Wellington Hsu, an associate professor at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, told Volin that he would be more worried about Gronkowski's forearm than his back.
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Even looming back surgery couldn’t keep Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski from shaving his head on Sunday. For a second straight year, Gronkowski had all of his hair removed at the fourth annual “Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off” at Gillette Stadium for the One Mission, which is trying to raise money to battle pediatric cancer. “I had a blast last year,” Gronkowski told the Boston...
The New England Patriots are signing former Jets/Broncos quaterback Tim Tebow, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder. Just filed to ESPN: The Patriots are signing QB Tim Tebow and expect him to be in minicamp tomorrow — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) June 10, 2013 The Patriots
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Tim Tebow is back on the field with an NFL team - the New England Patriots.
The Patriots announced the signing of the former Jets quarterback on Tuesday, six weeks after he was cut by New York and just in time for the start of the three-day Patriots minicamp that runs through Thursday.
Tebow practiced with veteran New England starter Tom Brady and backup Ryan Mallett. The newest...
Tom Brady will downplay it and talk team, but the signs increasingly indicate that the quarterback and his team will only regret more and more that Wes Welker was allowed to leave and sign with the Broncos this offseason.
Welker is fitting in well with his new squad, and especially Denver quarterback Peyton Manning. And no matter what Brady and Welker said after Welker’s deal with...
Good news from New England Patriots minicamp, linebacker Brandon Spikes is coming to play some football.
Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes is reporting to Gillette Stadium this morning for the start of this week's mandatory minicamp, according to a source. (Source)
Spikes had been away during voluntary OTAs doing his own training in Florida, which made him the only Patriot...
A bleeping soldier could be Big Apple-bound.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday that free agent tight end Kellen Winslow will try out for the Jets at next week's minicamp.
An earlier report incorrectly stated that Winslow had in fact signed with the Jets, likely based off of this cryptic tweet:
According to ESPN, In a stunning move, the New England Patriots have reportedly signed ex-Jets QB (If that's what you want to call his position) Tim Tebow to a deal. (6/10)The ex-Bronco and Jet signal caller saw very little playing time in 2012, and was thought to be either headed to the CFL, or getting out of football all together.But, when there's a will, there's a...
Just filed to ESPN: The Patriots are signing QB Tim Tebow and expect him to be in minicamp tomorrow
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) June 10, 2013
In a move that only Bill Belichick has shown the propensity to make over the last few years (Chad Ochocinco, Albert Haynesworth, Randy Moss), the New England Patriots have signed QB Tim Tebow today, according to Ed Werder of ESPN. Tebow...
Well, you knew someone would eventually take the plunge. And if it had to be anywhere, New England is probably the best place for all concerned.
According to multiple reports, Tim Tebow, the most popular back-up quarterback in NFL history will sign a deal with the New England Patriots and is expected in mini-camp Tuesday.
Tebow, who brings a lot of baggage and hyperbole (mostly...
This has to be some lame joke right? The New England Patriots just signed Tim Tebow? That doesn’t make sense. Good joke everyone. Well done. You got us good. Everyone carry back on with your days.
Wait… this isn’t a joke? Is it like a tornado drill? No?
The news broke from ESPN about a little while ago; Tim Tebow (the 48 percent passer and king of Saturday Night Live mockery) was signed by the New England Patriots. Tebow will appear in mini camp for the Patriots tomorrow. There is no update on the contract details in terms of years and money; however I would assume it's somewhere around the league minimum.Many people online...
Tim Tebow is signing with the New England Patriots. It was only fitting to put him into a GIF of Mel Gibson's "The Patriot."