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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski participated in his first full-pads practice Sunday since undergoing multiple surgeries on his left forearm and one surgery on his back this offseason.
While it is not considered a realistic expectation for Gronkowski to be ready for the regular-season opener Sept. 8 on the road against the Buffalo Bills or the home opener against the Jets the following Thursday his presence on the practice field Sunday reflects that he continues to make progress in his rehabilitation and might be ready to transition from a rehab-specific focus to more football-specific drills.
In the 15 minutes that reporters were present Gronkowski went through running drills as players ran the width of the field multiple times then was part of an agility drill in which players step over bags while keeping their eyes up to catch a football thrown by a coach. He also took part in a lower-key blocking drill in which he worked on technique by getting out of his stance a...
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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...