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Rob Gronkowski says he’s a go for Week One

The Patriots started last season without tight end Rob Gronkowski on the field. It doesn’t look like they’ll find themselves in the same predicament this time around. Gronkowski said Monday that he’s been given the green light to play against the Dolphins in the opening weekend of the regular season. “Super excited. Super pumped,” Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski participates in 11-on-11 work for first time

While several injured players were making their return to Patriots practice on Monday, tight end Rob Gronkowski was taking another step forward in his own return from a torn ACL. Gronkowski participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time since training camp opened last month. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that a lot of balls were…

Gronk far from a sure thing to play Week One

From time to time throughout the offseason, reports have emerged that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be ready to go (or words to that effect) on Week One after suffering a torn ACL late in the 2013 regular season.  Given his slow return from a broken arm last season, that seemed overly optimistic. Gronkowski’s…

Rob Gronkowski feels better after taking a few days off

Rob Gronkowski’s still not ready for contact, but the Patriots tight end said taking a few days off has helped move him closer to that goal. Gronkowski stayed behind while the team practiced with Washington last week, and said that time was beneficial. “Just listened to the trainers, stayed back, just working out and stuff,…

Patriots still unsure when Gronk will be ready for contact

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was medically cleared to practice before the start of training camp, but he still hasn’t participated in any full-contact work. According to the Patriots’ website, it remains a mystery when Gronkowski will be able to go all-out in contact drills, and whether he will play at all in the preseason.…

Patriots holding Rob Gronkowski out of work with Redskins

The Patriots are getting some work in against the Redskins this week, but they’re not using one of their biggest stars. According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is being held out of the joint workouts. There have been no reported setbacks in Gronkowski’s return from knee surgery. He…

Rob Gronkowski: I’m not changing my style one bit

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s right knee is feeling well enough that the Patriots felt confident that he didn’t need to start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, but Gronkowski said Friday that isn’t the same thing as being 100 percent. Gronkowski expects to be limited in practice when the team is…

Belichick on Jerod Mayo: He’s the guy that the team revolves around

There’s been a big focus on the health of tight end Rob Gronkowski this offseason, something that makes sense given how much better the New England offense was when Gronk was in the lineup last season than it was when he was out of action. Gronkowski wasn’t the only key member of the Patriots to…

Rob Gronkowski good to go at Patriots camp

Less than eight months after suffering a torn ACL, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is ready to go. Patriots coach Bill Belichick confirmed this morning that Gronkowski has been cleared by the team’s medical staff and will not be placed on the physically unable to perform list at the start of camp. That’s great news…

Gronk expects to play a 16-game season

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has missed almost as many games as he’s played in the last two seasons, and he’s entered two straight offseasons with significant injuries. But Gronk thinks this year will be different. Gronkowski told Mike Reiss of ESPN that his recovery from a torn ACL is going well enough that he…

Rob Gronkowski on track to play Week One

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski remains on schedule in recovery from a serious knee injury. According to the Patriots’ website, all signs point toward Gronkowski being ready to play in Week One, nine months after he suffered a torn ACL and MCL on December 8 against the Browns. However, as the Patriots’ site notes, the…

PFT Planet: Should Gronkowski sit until playoffs?

Mike Florio answers fan calls and tweets to discuss questions looming around the NFL,  including Rob Gronkowski’s health issues, Sam Bradford being labeled a bust and future rule changes in the NFL.

Gronkowski “bursting, planting, and cutting” at Patriots practices

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is only doing individual work for the Patriots right now, but that individual work appears to be going well enough to create some optimism about his chances of getting on the field for the start of the regular season. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that Gronkowski was “bursting,…

The Summer of Gronk, Part II

2012 brought us the Summer of Gronk, a tour de force for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski that ended by force, sort of, when the team pulled the plug on his various antics. A sequel is now in the making, apparently.  It started, as all summers do, on Memorial Day weekend.  Sure, Gronk yielded top…

Gronkowski, Pats upbeat about rehab schedule

Rob Gronkowski said he hasn’t had any setbacks with his surgically repaired knee, but he’s not ready to get back on the field and test it, either. The Patriots tight end appeared at an elementary school function Wednesday, and said he was still optimistic about his condition. “It’s coming along [well],” Gronkowski said, via Mike Reiss…

PFT Live: Johnny Football unwinds in Las Vegas

Johnny Manziel flew to Las Vegas to unwind for the weekend and hang out with Rob Gronkowski and Mike Florio says because this news is making waves, it’s proof that whatever Manziel does will become a story.

Saturday one-liners

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has offered a $5,000 reward for the return of a his sister-in-law’s three-legged dog.  (If we didn’t know the player and had to guess and had only one guess, it would have been Gronk.) Jets TE Jace Amaro estimates that he lined up tight to the tackle only 15 percent of…

Patriots sign three undrafted tight ends

The Patriots aren’t sure if Rob Gronkowski will be ready for the start of the regular season, which could leave them thin at tight end. They didn’t address the position during the draft, but a third of the nine undrafted signings they announced on Monday play the position. Among the group is former North Carolina…

Dustin Keller visiting Patriots

On Tuesday, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said that it was too early in his rehab from a torn ACL to make any predictions about his availability for Week One. On Wednesday, the Patriots are meeting with a player that could help them weather any absence from Gronkowski. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the…

Gronk: Too soon to tell if I’ll be ready for opener

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski spent last offseason answering questions about whether he’d be ready to go for the season opener, so he’s familiar with the line of questioning he’ll be facing for the rest of this offseason. Gronkowski tore his ACL on December 8, ending a season that started late after the tight end recovered…

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