All along as he recovered from offseason surgeries on his back and forearm there were reports that the Patriots and tight end Rob Gronkowksi were looking to Week 4 when he could finally return to the field. Well Week 4 for the Patriots is Sunday and so far we don't know if he'll play.

Gronkowski along with receiver Danny Amendola is listed as questionable for the game vs. the Falcons meaning Gronkowski basically has a 50 percent chance to play. That's the same percentage we wrote about last week for the record.

But if you're hungering for some good news no matter how realistic it might or might not be the Boston Globe has you covered.

Volin also reported that he was hearing that Gronkowski and Amendola might try to play Sunday on a limited basis.

Gronkowski has practiced this week but he's been limited in those workouts.

The Patriots also might be more inclined to wait another week for Gronkowski after receivers like Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson had solid performances vs. the Buccaneers in Week 3.