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Rob Gronkowski was back at Patriots practice on Monday, and then he was gone again. But, even after four surgeries and no practices this offseason, the all-World tight end might still start the season on the Patriots’ roster. The Patriots are “leaning toward” keeping Gronkowski on the 53-man roster to start the regular season, according to NFL Network’s Albert Breer. Gronk is currently on the team’s physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list, but that could change come Saturday (Sept. 1) when team’s must make their final cuts down to 53 players. Gronk underwent multiple surgeries on his left forearm as well as a minor back surgery earlier this offseason, which kept him from participating in OTAs or training camp with his teammates. The 24-year-old tight end was spotted out on the practice field during Patriots practice on Monday, running sprints, doing agility drills and catching passes from trainers, which is a positive sign that he’s still progressing in his recovery. Even if he does...
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In a summer filled with bad news regarding one Patriots tight end the other man in that set may be playing sooner than most observers thought.
Albert Breer of NFL Network is reporting that New England is leaning (significantly) toward designating Rob Gronkowski a member of the 53-man roster on Saturday rather than placing the 24-year-old on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP...
Earlier this preseason, it became clear that New England
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski wouldn’t start the regular season healthy.
With that known, the questions began centering on how much time the All-Pro
would miss. It sounds like the Patriots expect Gronkowski to miss less than six
weeks of the regular season, as Albert Breer of NFL.com reports that New
England is leaning...
The loss of one may be the gain of the many.
The Patriots cut veteran quarterback Tim Tebow on Saturday, but it may have been at the expense of keeping Rob Gronkowski active.
Gronkowski will start the regular season on the Patriots’ 53-man roster, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, which is another positive sign in his recovery from offseason back surgery.
Gronk underwent four...
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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...
The Patriots entered the spring with what seemed to be an unfair surplus at the tight end position.
At the top of the depth chart sat Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, two of the best tight ends the NFL had to offer. Jake Ballard, Daniel Fells and Michael Hoomanawanui, all former NFL starters, were set to compete for the reserve spots. A lot can change in four short months...