Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/21/13

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 02: Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots celebrate after teaming up for a first quarter touchdown against the New York Giants on September 2, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Patriots have been practicing and playing preseason games for the past three weeks; all the while tight end Rob Gronkowski has watched from the sideline. That won't change anytime soon if a recent report from ESPN's Adam Schefter is any indication. It remains to be seen whether he will be on the roster for Week 1 or if he will begin the season on the physically unable to perform list which will keep him off the roster until at least Week 7. Regardless it appears the Patriots will be without their All-Pro tight end for some unidentified period of time. The Patriots have been without Gronkowski since the start of training camp and have been preparing for this exact situation. In case you haven't heard tight end Zach Sudfeld has emerged in practices and in games and looks like a lock to be the top tight end when the Patriots take the field against the Bills. At 6'7" and 260 pounds Sudfeld has almost exactly the same frame as Gronkowski who weighs the same and stands an inch sho...
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