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According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski practiced in full pads on Sunday.
There was a huge development today at Gillette Stadium, where tight end Rob Gronkowski was in full pads for practice for the first time all season.
Gronkowski participated in the stretching portion and positional drills during the 15-minute media access. During positional drills, Gronkowski worked with the other tight ends on blocking technique, as they worked out of a three-point stance and engaged with tight ends coach George Godsey. Gronkowski was going at a lighter speed than teammates Zach Sudfeld, Michael Hoomanawanui and fullback James Develin in the drill. They then worked on short passing routes, running off the line and coming out of their breaks before catching a quick pass.
No one knows if Gronk will be ready for week one, but this is certainly a good sign that he’s making progress.
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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...
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."
The Patriots will carry tight end Rob Gronkowski on their active
53-man roster, FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo confirms.
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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...