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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski initially became injured last November and required a second surgery after rebreaking the arm during the playoffs. A third operation came during the offseason following the onset of an infection.
How Gronkowski responds the the string of injuries will be a major story line when training camp opens, but for now information on his rehabilitation remains scarce.
When meeting with reporters (including the Boston Globe) at the annual NFL meeting in Arizona Tuesday morning, Patriots coach Bill Belichick provided little insight on Gronkowski's recovery and said it is too soon to make projections.
"Well, thats a long way away," Belichick said. "A lot of players have a lot of things to do between now and then. Coaches, for that matter, in terms of just getting ready for the season. Im sure, hopefully, everyone will be working hard at it. Well see how it comes out."
Asked to clarify how Gronkowski was progressing, Belichick said things are currently in a holding pattern.
"The program hasnt started yet. When the program starts on April 15, well have a lot better evaluation of where everybody is," he said. "Theres some limited information now, but I wouldnt put too much on that at this point. Id say in most cases, its pretty incomplete."
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people had in his decisions. Bellicheck, who has been worshipped in
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft, still smarting over Wes Welker's departure to Denver, stated that the team made a better financial offer to keep the receiver.
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Like many NFL teams, the Patriots have been busy since free agency opened last Tuesday.
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It's kind of funny that he says, "Do it right at the other team!" because that's basically what the Jets have been complaining about for years. They say Brady does that everytime they score a touchdown, taunting them.
In their defense, that probably would get annoying when the Pats are scoring like six times every game.
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It would be poetic justice if the New England Patriots could sway defensive end Elvis Dumervil to play in Foxboro.
The Denver Broncos were able to sign longtime Patriots receiver Wes Welker with the old strategy of double dipping, getting a great receiver while hurting a conference foe.
The NFL owners voted to eliminate the infamous tuck rule, the rule that gave Tom Brady second life in his first playoff game. It was a bad rule, it will always be a bad rule if they decide to bring it back and every New England Patriots’ fan knows they got away with murder that day.
It doesn’t mean we still didn’t love the tuck rule.
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The departure of Wes Welker from New England to Denver rankled plenty of fans and left many folks in the media wondering whether the Patriots ever really wanted to keep the wideout.
Pats owner Bob Kraft said on Monday at the NFL owners meetings in Arizona that the Pats absolutely wanted Welker back and that their offer was "better than what he got in Denver."
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