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Good news for the New England Patriots, as tight end Rob Gronkowski has increased his practice workload to the normal level that prepares him for a game, according to a source familiar with how the team’s practice repetitions were divided, per Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston.
That means, even if we don't see him Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, he'll be ready for the playoffs.
Gronk has been out since November 18th when he broke his forearm against the Indianapolis Colts, missing five games total. He's officially listed as 'questionable' for the third straight time this week. He's been practicing since December 14th, and looks to be just about cleared to play, but the Patriots aren't making any rush decisions on his status.
Head coach Bill Belichick said last week that Rob wasn't ready just yet, leaving it up to the medical staff to make that decision, and Gronkowski echoed his sentiments.
"When the doctors clear me, when the training staff clears me, when I'm medically ready to play and they let me play, I'm sure that's when I'll be out there," he said Wednesday, his first comments to the media since the injury.
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The New England Patriots have been without TE Rob Gronkowski for several weeks after he suffered a broken forearm. He returned to practice in the middle of December, but has failed to return to the field in game situations as of yet. In recent weeks, there has been speculation as to when Gronkowski would return to the field, after officially being listed as questionable on the team’s...
“Bill Belichick’s message was clear to the players all week: without a win, the Patriots...
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, according to CSN New England. Gronkowski, who has been out the past five games with a broken forearm, is listed as questionable on the team's injury report. If he takes the field, he is expected to play in a limited role. Gronkowski has 53 catches for 748 yards with...
You were expecting Bill Belichick to say something more excited.
The Patriots’ head coach has long been known as someone to never stray off message, and that wasn’t changing on Friday, the Pats’ second to last practice before playing Miami on Sunday. Although the Patriots could wind up in a number of different playoff scenarios, the only thing the team can control at this point...
Rob Gronkowski has been back at practice for a couple of weeks, but the forearm injury that has sidelined him since Nov. 18 has kept him from returning to games.
That could change this Sunday, though.
While initial reports have been that Gronkowski will not play against the Dolphins as the Patriots get ready for the playoffs, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports that Gronkowski has increased...
Gronk Should Play In The Season Finale.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is on the cusp of returning from a broken forearm that he suffered against the Colts. He has been out of action for almost 6 weeks and is listed as questionable for the season finale versus the Dolphins. Most seasons a game on the last weekend was meaningless, but not this year.
Gronk needs to play and here...
Rob Gronkowski is active for the New England Patriots regular-season finale against the Miami Dolphins after missing five games with a broken left forearm.
The tight end, who was chosen for the Pro Bowl on Wednesday, entered Sunday's game as the Patriots' third leading receiver with 53 catches.
Inactive for the Patriots are defensive backs Marquice Cole, Alfonzo Dennard...
It’s hard to believe, but another NFL regular season winds down this weekend. Another season of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will be in the books. What a run it has been. Why not try to enjoy it while we still have it?
As for Sunday, it seems pretty simple. If the Texans win, I think the Patriots treat this week as their bye. As many key players as possible will be rested. There...
While New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker and
tight end Aaron Hernandez were expected to suit up for today’s contest against
the Miami Dolphins, tight end Rob Gronkowski will return from his broken
forearm injury in “at least a limited role,” according to Tom E. Curran of CSN
Expect to see Rob Gronkowski suited up and playing Sunday in at least a limited...
Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones may have been denied a Pro Bowl nod this season, but he has emerged as one of the better play-making defenders not just in the AFC, but in the league.And though the third-year defensive back may not be getting the national recognition, his opponents are certainly aware of his abilities."He’s been involved in a lot of big plays lately,"...
Christmas has come and gone and we’re heading full steam into the new year with plenty of chips left to fall in the NFL playoff picture.
The Falcons reign supreme atop the NFC standings, but beyond them there isn’t much else settled. As for the AFC, the teams are set but it’s anyone’s guess as to how the top four seeds will end up.
The Patriots are in an interesting position...
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It’s usually a smart thing to take well coached teams off a loss. They’re generally extra focused in a bounce back game the following week. Bill Belichick is 35-20 ATS off a loss since 2000. Mike McCarthy is 22-13 ATS in that spot since 2006. Mike Tomlin is 17-13 ATS in that spot since 2007. Sean Payton is 20-12 ATS in...