On Saturday Patriot Nation received news that tight end Rob Gronkowski will be placed on the 53 man roster and not PUP or IR (short term) lists.
This afternoon Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reported the news via twitter...
"Rob Gronkowski is in full uniform here at practice. Washington, Cole, Svitek absent."
This is amazing for a man who had back and forearm surgery such a short time ago. Gronkowski had been seen most of training camp on the sidelines doing small non-contact drills just to keep himself fresh and maybe to also have Belichick keep an eye on him.
Now we must take this news with caution. Gronk will not be playing at Buffalo in week one even though he will probably be listed as "questionable" by Belichick to keep opponent defenses on their heels. We can expect Gronk to be at the earliest ready by week three when the Patriots play the Bucs.
Gronkowski went through the motions as reported by ESPN Boston reporter Mike Reiss
"Watched Gronkowski go through running...