Originally written on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 5/21/13
While the surgeries seem like they'll never end for the New England Patriots' tight end crew, Jake Ballard isn't showing any signs of distress.The 25-year-old was back on the field for the first time since his debilitating knee injury almost a year and a half ago, and according to Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com, nothing has indicated he would have any further setbacks.Yates noted that the former New York Giant took a majority of the reps with the team, while also getting in his work with the strength training coach. That's good news for New England, which could use a reliable body at the moment at the position. The Patriots' 1a option Rob Gronkowski, who reportedly is doing well following his fourth forearm surgery, still likely has at least one surgery to go — a back procedure to help an ailing disk."I hope we have him back for the full season," Pats owner Robert Kraft said Tuesday. "I know all the fans want that, and as an owner, I surely do."That's an understatement, particularly ...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Martavis Bryant suspended four games for violating substance abuse policy

Phillies have finally escaped from payroll hell

Report: Paul Petrino took care of players' shoplifting incident

Joe Theismann on RG3: ‘It’s time for Robert to be quiet’

Rex Ryan will start E.J. Manuel in Bills’ third preseason game

Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal dish about old Lakers feud


Jones was worried about Bryant over alleged Walmart tape

David Ortiz: 'It sucks' Hanley Ramirez has been criticized

49ers make mockery of ‘winning with class’ in handling Brooks

Vernon Adams is the best option for Oregon football

DeVante Parker will be worth the wait for Dolphins

Mike Richards faces possession of controlled substance charge

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five greatest NBAers without a ring

Exactly how bad is the NL East?

Five potential college football Week 1 shockers

Top 10 storylines for Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Wilson’s ‘Recovery Water’ plug sends the wrong message

The 12 most relevant teams in CFB

PAC-12 preview: Can dark horse ASU take on USC?

Five stories to watch in the Metropolitan Division

Five greatest NBA non-title teams

Gus Johnson wanted to name daughter after Schembechler

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker