Found June 19, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
(Elsa/Getty Images) According to a report from , New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will begin the preseason on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list. This was first reported by Ian Rapoport of . Not to worry Patriots fans, this was expected, and was the result of the back surgery he underwent on Tuesday.  The Amherst N.Y. native has spent a good portion of this offseason under the knife as Tuesday’s surgery marks the fifth time since last November that he has had a procedure done. After breaking his forearm against the Indianapolis Colts  in Week 11, he underwent four surgeries to repair it. Gronkowski needs as much rest as possible, so putting him on the PUP list was the logical and sensible thing to do. However, now with Aaron Hernandez bearing an uncertain future, the depth at tight end has suddenly become really thin. Gronkowski’s height (6-6) and statistical production (39 touchdowns in 43 games) are both tremendous assets to New England’...

How Many Rings Will Gronk COST the Pats?

 Tight end Rob Gronkowski has only been in the NFL for three seasons, but his impact on the New England Patriots franchise history books has already been felt.  Record-setting regular season touchdown totals are nice for the resume, however Super Bowl rings go a lot further, and one can argue that when it comes down to crunch time, Gronk has done nothing to help add any rings of...

Rob Gronkowski back surgery today was successful

(Steven Senne/AP) FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--  According to Tom E. Curran of, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent successful back surgery today.   The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins, who also performed back surgery on New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul at Marina Del Ray Hospital in California recently. Like Gronkowski, Pierre-Paul’s...

Gronk’s second back surgery reportedly a success

According to, today’s back surgery from today is being considered a success for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Surgery on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s back has concluded, a source told PFT’s Mike Florio on Tuesday.   It is believed the surgery, conducted Tuesday, was successful, the source told PFT. It’s already been confirmed that Gronk will...

Pats' Gronkowski has back surgery

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has undergone back surgery.

Rob Gronkowski to Start Preseason on PUP List for Patriots

Rob Gronkowski‘s back surgery was, by all accounts, a success. Now, he starts the long road to recovery. Gronk will likely need about 12 weeks of recovery time before he’s ready to rejoin the Patriots on the field. So, with that in mind, the All-Pro tight end will start the preseason on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network...

2013 NFL Scouting: Questions at Tight End Could Spell Trouble for the Patriots

There's no question that when Rob Gronkowski is healthy, he's the best tight end in the league. Unfortunately for New England, that qualifier is becoming more and more of a problem for the uniquely talented play maker. Now that he's undergone yet another surgery this offseason, the Patriots must be considering what to do without him in the lineup, at least for the...

What to do with Gronkowski, Hernandez, & the Patriots’ Tight End Situation?

A very tumultuous off-season filled with new faces and plenty of injuries continues to become more and more interesting for the New England Patriots with each passing day. The same day (Tuesday) we were anxiously awaiting news about Rob Gronkowski and his impeding surgery, news broke that Aaron Hernandez was embroiled in a homicide case that involved a few cohorts of his. The news...

Rob Gronkowski Undergoes Successful Back Surgery for Fourth Operation of Year

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent back surgery on Tuesday, his fourth operation this year. The latest surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins and was successful, said Drew Rosenhaus, Gronkowski’s agent. On May 20, the Patriots star had the most recent operation on the left forearm that he broke on Nov. 18 while blocking for an extra...

Patriots get mixed bag of news regarding tight ends

Good news certainly doesn't last long these days when it comes to the New England Patriots' tight end squad. On Tuesday, it lasted less than an hour.On the heels of a Twitter post from a family member congratulating Rob Gronkowski on his "successful" back surgery, reported Tuesday that fellow tight end Aaron Hernandez has been questioned by police investigating...

New England Patriots Need Contingency Plan for Tight End Position

High hopes were set for the 2013 New England Patriots with the thought that both Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez would be healthy and on the field contributing for Tom Brady and the offense; it now appears that those plans are coming to an abrupt end.Gronkowski has undergone his fifth surgery, this time on his back, leaving him doubtful to start the season at tight end; and it...

Arrest warrant issued for Aaron Hernandez, Boston Globe denies report

Massachusetts State Police have issued an arrest warrant for New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for obstruction of justice in connection with the shooting death of a 27-year-old Dorchester man, according to WBZ NewsRadio 1030 on Friday. The warrant was issued 

Aaron Hernandez reportedly questioned by police in homicide probe

With Rob Gronkowski having undergone back surgery on Tuesday, the last thing the New England Patriots need is to lose fellow tight end Aaron Hernandez. That is why Pats fans will likely hold their collective breath when they hear that Hernandez is reportedly being questioned by police in connection with a homicide that may have [...]
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