Originally written on Ex Pats  |  Last updated 11/18/14

The old adage that no news is good news is usually true, but anxious Pats fans will have to wait a little longer to get new reports from Rob Gronkowski. As has been the case since the beginning of the season, the Patriots star tight end is still listing himself as day-to-day, even amid reports that state that the Patriots are optimistic that Gronk could play this week against the Saints. Per Field Yates of ESPN Boston: "It's basically nothing new," he told reporters. "I mean, I'm just working hard every week, working hard out at practice, and nothing's changed, we're day by day, like we've been from the very beginning." Asked what he and doctors need to see in order to know that he is ready to return to the field, Gronkowski replied, "[I'm] really just taking it each day at a time and just trying to improve each day at a time. And that's all." Of course, getting injury updates from Patriots in the land of Bill Belichick is about as hard as it has been for the offense to put up points. Nevertheless, Gronk seemed to be in good spirits and positive about his progress from an offseason which featured multiple surgeries to his forearm and back. Play PICK 6 (our Patriots-only based fantasy game) HERE As much as Pats fans would love to see Gronk back on the field to give Tom Brady a very viable red zone target, no one wants to be back more than Gronk himself: "It's going to be a great feeling, obviously," he said of his eventual return. "[I've] just been working hard towards that goal and working hard everyday to achieve that. It's going to be exciting, and when it happens, it's going to be awesome." Pats fans would love to see it happen and when it does, we're sure Gronk's return will be just as awesome as promised. Do you think that Rob Gronkowski plays this week?

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