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Rob Gronkowski is practicing again with the New England Patriots.
The star tight end took part in his first full-pads practice since undergoing back surgery in June. He also had three operations this year on the left forearm he broke last season.
Gronkowski participated with his teammates in drills during the 15 minutes in which reporters were allowed to observe on Sunday. The Patriots kept him on their 53-man roster instead of putting him on the physically unable to perform list. That would have required him to miss the first six games of the regular season.
Coach Bill Belichick hasn't said when he expects Gronkowski to be ready to play in a game.
The other two tight ends on the roster are Michael Hoomanawanui and free-agent rookie Zach Sudfeld.
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FOXBORO, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski is off the PUP list and back on the football field. Gronkowski was in full uniform Sunday afternoon and participating in drills. Gronkowski missed all of training camp after undergoing back surgery in the spring. The All-Pro tight end was spotted last Monday catching passes and jogging on a side field. It was the first time we had seen Gronkowski...
There is a reason the New England Patriots did not put tight
end, Rob Gronkowski, on the physically unable to perform list. One day after team’s shed a few shoulder pads
to get down to the required 53 players, Gronkowski returned to practice,
Brinson of CBSSports.
Gronkowski, who has been battling back and forearm injuries,
practiced with the team on Sunday though...
The Patriots will carry tight end Rob Gronkowski on their active
53-man roster, FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo confirms.
Tom Brady said he would be fine if the Patriots brought back Tim Tebow, saying, "I enjoy being around him very much," and adding, “He’s a very talented football player."
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The New England Patriots will not place tight end Rob Gronkowski on the physically unable to perform list.
Patriots will carry TE Rob Gronkowski on their 53-man roster and not place him on PUP, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2013
With Gronk likely on track to be back at the end of September, it made sense for the Pats to keep...