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Jamie McDonald/Getty Images Good news is present for New England Patriots fans and the news involves a key piece of the offense. Tight end Rob Gronkowski was at practice today in full pads for the first time since undergoing multiple forearm surgeries and one surgery on his back this offseason. It is still not realistic to expect Gronkowski to be ready when the Patriots open up their season against the Buffalo Bills or for the Patriots’ home-opener against the New York Jets on September 12, but just his presence on the field signals progress in his rehab, and that he may be ready to transition from focusing specifically on rehab to football-specific drills. In the 15 minutes that reporters were present at practice, Gronkowski went through running drills as the team ran the length of the field multiple times, and then he took part in an agility drill that involves players stepping over bags while a coach throws them the football. In addition, he also took part in a blocking drill in which he worked on his technique by getting out of his stance and hitting a blocking pad held by a coach. Gronkowski did not speak to the media…
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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...