Found October 14, 2013 on thepigskinreport.com:
The situation surrounding New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is becoming stranger by the week. Gronkowski has been trying to get back on the field after undergoing multiple offseason surgeries and has been dealing with forearm and back issues. The Patriots players and their fans have been anxiously awaiting his return to the lineup, but he missed his sixth consecutive game on Sunday as the Patriots hosted the New Orleans Saints. An ESPN report suggests that his absence on the playing field is starting to create some tension between the Patriots players. Ed Werder reports that Gronkowski has been taking as many as 50 reps on the practice field recently and was described as dominating in the role of Jimmy Graham for the practice squad. Werder writes, “Teammates and coaches have seen him run patterns, catch passes, use his arm to pass protect, run block and to separate from defenders at the line of scrimmage, and they doubt a doctor would allow so much contact if there remained ser...
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