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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...

Does Rob Gronkowski want out of New England?

Today a report surfaced from ESPN and boy did the players and people in the locker room lay into Rob Gronkowski. Here are a few quotes from players in the locker room that are saying it is causing a problem, because during the week he is tearing it up in practice, where they are getting […]

Jonathan Kraft: No rift between the Patriots and Rob Gronkowski

There have been multiple reports that that tight end Rob Gronkowski has a fractured relationship with the Patriots over the fact that he still hasn’t play in a game this season. Patriots team president Jonathan Kraft told 98.5 The Sports Hub that there’s no rift between both sides. “Not from the level with anybody named Kraft,” said Kraft, via “I’m not aware...

Report: Dr. James Andrew suggests that Rob Gronkowski shouldn’t play Sunday

We’ve all been anticipating Dr. James Andrews’ decision on whether Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is ready to play this week or not.  It sounds like we now have a final decision. According to,  Dr. Andrews has advised Gronk to not play on Sunday against the Saints. Per a league source, Dr. James Andrews has recommended that Gronkowski not play. It also...

Rob Gronkowski could miss one more week at the most

Depending on how you look at it, this could be good news. Rob Gronkowski's status has been up in the air since Week 1, as he nurses an oft-repaired forearm as well as recovers from back surgery. Apparently, it's been the forearm he injured in November of last year that is still the problem. Reports from WEEI's Mike Petraglia this week indicated that the surgery performed...

Source: Dr. Andrews suggests that Gronkowski not play on Sunday

Week Six has arrived for the Patriots and the verdict has arrived for tight end Rob Gronkowski. Per a league source Dr. James Andrews has recommended that Gronkowski not play. Earlier in the week Gronkowski was optimistic that he’d get clearance. The failure to get medical permission to return to action with a forearm that was broken twice and invaded in the offseason by infection...

Report: Rob Gronkowski’s Absence Causing Tension Around Patriots

Rob Gronkowski’s injury saga is wearing thin on some members of the New England Patriots, who wonder if he’s ever going to play. According to a report from ESPN’s Ed Werder, Patriots “players are starting to get resentful.” Tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s continued absence from the New England Patriots‘ lineup has escalated tension among teammates who have begun questioning...

Rob Gronkowski’s Mom Says He’s ‘Dying to Play,’ Jonathan Kraft Denies Any Rift in Patriots Organization

Save one very timely connection between Tom Brady and Kenbrell Thompkins (and, oh, whatever happened at Fenway Park on Sunday night), and much of New England would likely be talking about Rob Gronkowski again Monday morning. Gronkowski is no longer the focal point for local fans thanks to the Patriots pulling out a win over the Saints and the Red Sox providing a magical ALCS, but...

Brady on last-second touchdown pass: ‘That was pretty sweet’

In a half-empty Gillette Stadium, two-time NFL MVP Tom Brady threw the winning touchdown pass with 5 seconds left to lift the New England Patriots over the New Orleans Saints, 30-27. Brady connected with rookie free agent Kenbrell Thompkins on a 17-yard touchdown pass, knocking New Orleans from the unbeaten ranks Sunday. “We sent all the guys to 

New England Patriots: Rob Gronkowski Will Revamp Offense

The New England Patriots may be 5-1, but all is not well. For the first time in the Tom Brady era, it is not the offense winning the games.After six weeks, the Patriots are 19th in passing yards per game, 16th in scoring, and 15th in yards per game.This is a huge drop off from last year. Last year, they were in, at least, the top four in each of these categories.This fall does not...

Patriots Pulse: ESPN Reports Rob Gronkowski Out Vs. Saints, Tension Builds In Locker Room

ESPN’s Ed Werder has reported that Patriots tightend Rob Gronkowski is OUT versus the Saints. Just filed to ESPN that Gronk won’t play again and teammates can’t reconcile what he does in practice with inability to go on game day. — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) October 13, 2013 He also reports that Patriots players are questioning Gronk and his health. Players have begun to question...

Patriots’ Injury Report: Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, Stevan Ridley

The New England Patriots battle the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in a late afternoon game.  Who is in and who is out?  Find out, in your New England Patriots Week 6 injury report. The gargantuan news last week was that the Patriots placed all world nose tackle, Vince Wilfork, on the injured reserve list ending his season.  Big Vince tore his Achilles.  Adding to the Patriots’...

Patriots-Saints Live: Tom Brady Must Perform Better Despite Likely Being Without Rob Gronkowski For Another Week

8 a.m. ET: The Patriots got Danny Amendola back last Sunday. They’re expected to have their starting running back, Stevan Ridley, on the field against the Saints. But one key offensive playmaker is still missing. Rob Gronkowski is expected to take another week off after not being cleared by Dr. James Andrews. The All-Pro tight end has yet to play this season after he underwent...

Tom Brady Does It Again With TD vs Saints In Final Seconds (Video)

Tom Terrific has done it again, even while being mad at Rob Gronkowski. Brady brought the Patriots back against the valiant New Orleans Saint without Gronkowski or Danny Amendola who was knocked out the game a quarter earlier. Brady drove the Patriots 70 yards in 1:13, and capped the drive with  perfect dart to Kenbrell Thompkins for a touchdown with five seconds left. H/T Bleacher Report

What To Watch For: New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints

Three things to watch for as the New England Patriots take on the undefeated New Orleans Saints in Foxboro Sunday.  $11.     Can the Patriots run the ball? New England has shown no indication it will be able to keep pace with the high-powered Saints offense, particularly without Rob Gronkowski, who is reportedly unlikely to suit up. As well as the Pats’ defense has played...

Do the Patriots need to trade for a wide-receiver?

Lost in the excitement of the last second victory over New Orleans on Sunday was the fact that the New England Patriots made quite an effort to become the league-leader in dropped passes by the end of the day. Mere plays before the unicorn and show pony creating miracle touchdown throw to Kenbrell Thompkins, two dropped passes made it appear as if the Patriots would not get it done...
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