Found June 17, 2013 on NFL Trade Rumors:
ESPN’s Ed Werder reported Monday on SportsCenter that the New England Patriots legitimately do not know when tight end Rob Gronkowski will return from his most recent back surgery. In addition to the multiple surgeries Gronkowski has had on his arm, Gronk’s most recent trip under the knife was an attempt to fix his back – the second time such an operation has been performed this offseason. The Patriots are well prepared to fill his role on the depth chart, though the production will undoubtedly fall off without Gronkowski in the line-up. New England is currently carrying a league-high seven tight ends on the team’s 90 man roster. The reported recovery time for the procedure Gronkowski most recently had done is an estimated 12 weeks, which would roughly take him to the beginning of the season in September. Gronkowski will open camp on the PUP list and could very well begin the season on the same list. The post Report: Patriots Clueless As To When Rob Gronkowski Will Return appeared ...

How Many Rings Will Gronk COST the Pats?

 Tight end Rob Gronkowski has only been in the NFL for three seasons, but his impact on the New England Patriots franchise history books has already been felt.  Record-setting regular season touchdown totals are nice for the resume, however Super Bowl rings go a lot further, and one can argue that when it comes down to crunch time, Gronk has done nothing to help add any rings of...

Patriots reportedly optimistic Rob Gronkowski will be ready for the regular season

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the New England Patriots are optimistic that tight end Rob Gronkowski will be ready for the regular season after undergoing his second back surgery this offseason. Best update I got on Gronk's availability for 2013: Source: "He could be ready for the season." Patriots holding out hope. Many factors — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...

Rob Gronkowski back surgery today was successful

(Steven Senne/AP) FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--  According to Tom E. Curran of, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent successful back surgery today.   The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins, who also performed back surgery on New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul at Marina Del Ray Hospital in California recently. Like Gronkowski, Pierre-Paul’s...

Gronk’s second back surgery reportedly a success

According to, today’s back surgery from today is being considered a success for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Surgery on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s back has concluded, a source told PFT’s Mike Florio on Tuesday.   It is believed the surgery, conducted Tuesday, was successful, the source told PFT. It’s already been confirmed that Gronk will...

2013 NFL Scouting: Questions at Tight End Could Spell Trouble for the Patriots

There's no question that when Rob Gronkowski is healthy, he's the best tight end in the league. Unfortunately for New England, that qualifier is becoming more and more of a problem for the uniquely talented play maker. Now that he's undergone yet another surgery this offseason, the Patriots must be considering what to do without him in the lineup, at least for the...

Pats' Gronkowski has back surgery

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has undergone back surgery.

Rob Gronkowski Undergoes Successful Back Surgery for Fourth Operation of Year

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent back surgery on Tuesday, his fourth operation this year. The latest surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins and was successful, said Drew Rosenhaus, Gronkowski’s agent. On May 20, the Patriots star had the most recent operation on the left forearm that he broke on Nov. 18 while blocking for an extra...

Patriots get mixed bag of news regarding tight ends

Good news certainly doesn't last long these days when it comes to the New England Patriots' tight end squad. On Tuesday, it lasted less than an hour.On the heels of a Twitter post from a family member congratulating Rob Gronkowski on his "successful" back surgery, reported Tuesday that fellow tight end Aaron Hernandez has been questioned by police investigating...

Will Rob Gronkowski’s Injuries Derail His Career?

The tight end position in American football has evolved to arguably the most vital position in a modern day offensive package. A talented and productive tight end not only is a key extra blocker for when a running back scampers to the outside right, but he also needs to be fast enough to catch a ball down field and move the chains.  Certain NFL teams utilize the tight end position...

Patriots Tight Ends Got Problems

via LSUFreek It wasn’t long ago that the Patriots had an unstoppable duo of pass-catching tight ends. But Rob Gronkowski’s body has been poisoned by crotch rot plus multiple surgeries. All of a sudden, it’s Gronk’s complement, Aaron Hernandez, who is having issues. Police is being questioned by police as part of a homicide investigation relating to the death of a 27-year...

Aaron Hernandez reportedly questioned by police in homicide probe

With Rob Gronkowski having undergone back surgery on Tuesday, the last thing the New England Patriots need is to lose fellow tight end Aaron Hernandez. That is why Pats fans will likely hold their collective breath when they hear that Hernandez is reportedly being questioned by police in connection with a homicide that may have [...]

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Roster Locks, TE Depth, Bengals Hard Knocks & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 112 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I go over what I believe are the 38 players that are locks for the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster in 2013 as we sit here in June. That discussion leads to us talking about the Steelers depth at the tight end position being as we still don't know for sure if Heath Miller will be ready for the season...
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