Rob Gronkowski RUMORS & NEWS

  • Patriots reportedly have no intention of trading Rob Gronkowski

    Larry Brown Sports "With Rob Gronkowski having recently undergone his third back surgery since 2009, there has been some speculation that his career — at least with the New England Patriots — could be over. According to one report, that is not the case. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media said Sunday that the Patriots are..." December 04

  • Patriots place Gronkowski on season-ending IR

    NFL.com "Any hope the New England Patriots had of getting tight end Rob Gronkowski back this season has officially been quashed. The team has placed the big tight end on injured reserve after he underwent back surgery Friday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday. Gronkowski initially..." December 03

  • Hospitalized Rob Gronkowski shares post-surgery video

    CBS Sports "Houston will interview at least five candidates for its head-coaching position, including Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and former coaches Les Miles and Art Briles, sources told ESPN. Cougars interim coach/defensive coordinator Todd Orlando said earlier this week that he and..." December 03

  • Seahawk Earl Thomas on Rob Gronkowski: ‘I just hope he stays positive’

    Seattle Times "The news Thursday that New England tight end Rob Gronkowski is likely to miss the rest of the season hit home to one Seattle Seahawk — safety Earl Thomas. Gronkowski’s family and the Patriots announced Thursday night that the Arizona grad will have back surgery that is likely to sideline him..." December 03

  • Belichick on playing without Gronkowski: We’ll do what we do every week

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is having back surgery on Friday and his family released a statement through the team saying that they expect Gronkowski will miss the rest of the regular season. Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn’t add much information on top of that statement during his..." December 02

  • Former Pats doctor hints Rob Gronkowski’s back injury could be career-ending

    Larry Brown Sports "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will have had three back surgeries since 2009 once his latest procedure is completed, and it goes without saying that there is some major concern about that. How major, exactly? Some are wondering if Gronkowski will ever play in the NFL..." December 02

  • Rob Gronkowski Is Having Back Surgery, and Of Course, Some Fans Are Blaming the 'Madden' Curse for It

    Complex "Patriots fans got some really bad news on Thursday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Rob Gronkowski has been diagnosed with a herniated disc in his back, and he’s going to have to undergo back surgery on Friday. That surgery could very well land him on the bench for the remainder of the 2016-17..." December 02

  • Brady on Gronk: “A big void left by a spectacular player”

    CSN New England "Tom Brady knows he'll be without his most dynamic offensive weapon for -- in all likelihood -- the remainder of the season. The Patriots and Rob Gronkowski's family released a joint statement that said the expectation was that the All-Pro's 2016 campaign is over. But even before that statement..." December 02

  • Gronk Undergoing Back Surgery, Expected To Miss 8 Weeks

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News is hearing that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski could be undergoing back surgery. According to Carucci, Gronkowski suffered a ruptured disk in his back last week and is expected to miss eight weeks. Pro Football Talk has confirmed that Gronkowski is, in fact,..." December 01

  • Rob Gronkowski's Patriots days are numbered, Bart Scott says

    Sporting News "New England Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski hasn't played a full season since 2011, and an old rival said nagging injuries will lead to the Patriots parting ways with him. “Gronk’s on his way out (of New England),” former Ravens and Jets linebacker Bart Scott said on CBS Sports Radio...." November 29

  • Gronkowski is expected to play, two weeks after suffering chest injury

    Pro Football Talk "Two weeks ago, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski absorbed what he would later call one of the biggest hits he ever had taken, courtesy of Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. Conflicting reports emerged regarding whether Gronkowski, who finished the game, had a punctured lung; regardless, he missed last..." November 27

  • Patriots' Rob Gronkowski (back) will not return against Jets

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots got tight end Rob Gronkowski back in the lineup after he missed last week’s game with a chest injury, but Gronkowski has already headed off in need of medical attention. Gronkowski went to the locker room in the final minutes of the first quarter for reasons that haven’t been..." November 27

  • Gronkowski’s back injury doesn’t appear to be serious, for now

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is done for the day with a back injury. But that doesn’t mean he’ll be done for the next week, or beyond. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the initial indication is that the back injury is not serious. He’s currently not expected to miss any more..." November 27

  • Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady expected to play vs. Jets

    Mass Live "Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are expected to suit up for the New England Patriots Sunday when they take on the New York Jets, according to multiple reports. Both players were listed as questionable this week -- a major concern considering how vital each is to the Patriots'..." November 27

  • Rob Gronkowski ‘a true game-time decision’ Sunday vs. Jets

    Sportsnaut "The New England Patriots could see Rob Gronkowski return to the lineup after he missed last week’s game with a lung injury. According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, Gronkowski has made a lot of progress the past couple of days and is now a “true game-time decision.” The tight end is recovering from..." November 26

  • Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski not expected to play vs. Jets

    ESPN "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to miss his second consecutive game Sunday as he continues to recover from what the team is calling a chest injury, sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini on Wednesday. Gronkowski, who suffered the injury against the Seattle Seahawks in Week..." November 23

  • Rob Gronkowski misses 3rd straight practice, ruled out vs. 49ers

    Washington Post "There were conflicting reports on the seriousness of Rob Gronkowski’s injury throughout the week, with NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport saying he suffered a punctured lung after taking a wallop from the Seahawks’ Earl Thomas on Sunday night but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reporting that it was just a chest..." November 18

  • Still no Rob Gronkowski at Patriots practice

    Pro Football Talk "When the Patriots took the practice field Friday morning, they were without one significant player, making it unlikely he’ll be joining them in San Francisco this weekend. Via multiple reports, tight end Rob Gronkowski was not at practice, after a chest/lung injury suffered on a hard hit from..." November 18

  • Rob Gronkowski doesn’t practice Wednesday

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was able to continue playing against the Seahawks last Sunday night after taking a big hit from safety Earl Thomas, but the effects of the hit are lingering into the practice week. Gronkowski did not participate in practice on Wednesday with what the team is..." November 16

  • Earl Thomas wishes Rob Gronkowski a quick recovery

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas injured New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski during their Week 10 battle on a tremendous hit to the midsection. Here’s the play that has Gronkowski dealing with pain (initially reported as a punctured lung) and that he says was the one of hardest..." November 15

  • Rob Gronkowski bows out of EA media appearance; Sunday's status unclear

    ESPN "Neither the New England Patriots nor Rob Gronkowski offered an update on the tight end's status Monday, after he absorbed a crunching hit that knocked him out of Sunday night's loss to the Seattle Seahawks for five plays. But ESPN's Adam Schefter has been told the injury is "not overly serious"..." November 15

  • Rob Gronkowski suffered possible punctured lung

    TSN "The New England Patriots believe star tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a punctured lung in Sunday night's loss to the Seattle Seahawks, according to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport added that Gronkowski could miss just one game." November 15

  • Rob Gronkowski: Earl Thomas hit one of hardest I’ve ever taken

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski left Sunday night’s game in the first half to get evaluated for a concussion after taking a big hit from Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. Gronkowski wound up being cleared to return to the game after what he called “a good, clean hit” as big as any he’s taken over..." November 14

  • Why Gronk didn’t bring tight end revolution to fantasy football

    New York Post "As the NFL game continues to evolve, it is the fantasy owner who is able to identify and exploit developing trends who will be holding the trophy at season’s end. Years ago, drafting top-tier running backs was the sure-fire way to win, as stars like Marshall Faulk and LaDainian Tomlinson dominated..." November 02

  • Rob Gronkowski sets Patriots record with 69th career touchdown

    CBS Sports "Rob Gronkowski made some history Sunday with a touchdown against the Bills. It was a very, very nice moment. His 53-yard touchdown from Tom Brady not only gave the Patriots a 21-10 lead over the Bills, but it also gave Gronk the Patriots franchise record for the most touchdowns -- a record that..." October 30

  • Rob Gronkowski is really excited that his next touchdown is No. 69

    CBS Sports "If you had to guess what Rob Gronkowski's favorite number was, your first choice would be 69. That's because Gronk is the bro-iest bro that ever bro'd, and it's a nice number. The Patriots tight end essentially confirmed it's his favorite number on Sunday night after the Pats' victory over the..." October 24

  • Gronk: 'I'm Getting Yelled at by my Fantasy Owners'

    CSN New England "Rob Gronkowski pinch-hit for Tom Brady at the podium on Wednesday and -- while he did a decent job of keeping the quarterback’s business veiled -- he was fairly revealing on his ailing hammy and slow start. Asked directly if his hamstring is holding him back, Gronk replied, “Uhh, I mean,..." October 06

  • Reporter believes there is ‘real reason for concern’ with Rob Gronkowski’s injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Rob Gronkowski increased his workload in Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills, but he was primarily used as a blocker. On a day where he was once again a non-factor in the passing game, it’s fair to wonder how much Gronk’s nagging hamstring injury is bothering him. Appearing on the Patriots..." October 04

  • Report: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski “is not right” after hamstring injury

    Today's Pigskin "With quarterback Tom Brady finally back after his four-game suspension this year, the New England Patriots can finally get the combination of tight end Rob Gronkowski and Brady to be their main offense once again like it has been in the past. Well, if Gronkowski can completely healthy that..." October 04

  • Rob Gronkowski Feeling ‘No Setbacks’ Following Patriots Season Debut

    NESN "Rob Gronkowski continues to make progress in his recovery from a nagging hamstring injury suffered during training camp. The New England Patriots tight end made his season debut last Thursday, suiting up against the Houston Texans after missing the Patriots’ first two regular-season games...." September 28

  • Patriots To Activate Rob Gronkowski

    Pro Football Rumors "The Patriots are set to activate tight end Rob Gronkowski for tonight’s game against the Texans, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. Gronk has yet to take the field this season. Gronkowski has been dealing with a hamstring injury for much of the offseason but he’s coming back just in the nick of..." September 22

  • Gronk telling teammates he plans to play Thursday night

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hasn’t played in the first two weeks of the season because of a hamstring injury and said earlier this week that he is feeling better. Gronkowski also said that it is a “coach’s decision” whether he makes his 2016 debut, but it appears he knows what the choice..." September 22

  • Rob Gronkowski “feeling better” but a coach’s decision this week

    Pro Football Talk "Heading into Week One, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski described himself as “week-to-week” with a hamstring injury that he suffered during training camp. The last two weeks have seen Gronkowski on the inactive list, but he’s been a limited participant at practice each day of the season. That..." September 20

  • Rob Gronkowski won't play vs. Dolphins, per source

    ESPN "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins due to a hamstring injury, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. This is the second straight week that Gronkowski has missed after injuring the hamstring Aug. 15 in a joint practice with the Chicago..." September 18

  • Don't be surprised to see Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski sit again

    ESPN "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is officially questionable for Sunday's home opener against the Miami Dolphins, and several followers on Twitter have asked my thoughts on if he'll play. Based on what I saw in a limited peek at practice this week, my feeling is that it wouldn't be..." September 17

  • Gronkowski questionable, Hightower doubtful vs. Dolphins

    NESN "It appears the New England Patriots will be without one of their captains and best defenders Sunday in their Week 2 matchup with the Miami Dolphins. Linebacker Dont’a Hightower is listed as doubtful to play Sunday after missing a week of practice. He injured his knee early in the Patriots’..." September 16

  • Report: Gronk still less than 100 percent, could miss Week 2

    Larry Brown Sports "Rob Gronkowski returned to practice on a limited basis this week, but the New England Patriots tight end still appears to be in danger of missing another game. As Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal notes, Gronkowski did not run routes with the wide receivers and other tight ends at practice..." September 15

  • Rob Gronkowski Appears Restricted In Practice

    NESN "One of the New England Patriots’ best defenders remained out of practice Thursday. Linebacker Dont’a Hightower missed his second consecutive practice after injuring his knee during the Patriots’ Week 1 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Hightower was the lone absence in the padded practice. " September 15

  • Rob Gronkowski, Football Mastermind

    SI "Let’s start with a disclaimer. This is a story about Rob Gronkowski: Tight End, not to be confused with the celebrity known as Gronk. Over the following pages you will find no partying. No shirt removals. No dancing, twerking or flexing. There will not be a single scene set inside a club, at a..." September 15

  • Rob Gronkowski helped former Pats teammate after fire burned down his home

    Sportsnaut "Rob Gronkowski is nothing if not a charitable human being. He recently won the New England Patriots’ 2016 Ron Burton Community Service Award for his work in the community. Just last week, he extended a helping hand to a former teammate, Joe Vellano, who is now a member of the Atlanta Falcons’..." September 10

  • Gronkowski didn't travel with team

    NESN "Tight end Rob Gronkowski and offensive linemen Nate Solder and Jonathan Cooper didn’t travel to Arizona with the rest of their Patriots teammates for New England’s season opener against the Cardinals, the Providence Journal’s Mark Daniels reported Friday. That doesn’t necessarily rule them out..." September 09

  • Rob Gronkowski not expected to play vs. Cardinals

    NFL.com "The Patriots will already be without Tom Brady to kick off their season. Now the team will be without Rob Gronkowski as well. NFL Network's Courtney Fallon reported that the star tight end is not expected to play Sunday night against the Cardinals, per a source informed." September 09

  • Gronkowski admits he's not fully healthy, no lock to play

    Larry Brown Sports "Rob Gronkowski was surprisingly honest when asked about the condition of his hamstring on Thursday, and the response he gave might worry New England Patriots fans. Confirming a report from earlier in the week, Gronk said he is not 100 percent healthy and considers himself..." September 08

  • Gronkowski Limited With Hamstring Injury

    CBS Boston "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was limited in Wednesday’s practice with a hamstring injury and is still not 100 percent healthy. Gronkowski is “still feeling the effects of when he pulled up and took himself out of practice on Aug. 15,” according to a report by ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Gronk..." September 08

  • Robert Kraft wants to be Rob Gronkowski in next life

    Sportsnaut "New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is living a life many could only dream about, but even billionaires have idols. For Kraft, Rob Gronkowski is living the dream. The All-Pro tight end was awarded with the 2016 Ron Burton Community Service Award, which goes to the Patriots player that..." August 31

  • Rob Gronkowski calls out Cowboys for stealing ‘Do Your Job’ slogan

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Cowboys have a new mantra plastered on their locker room wall this year, and Rob Gronkowski is not the first person to notice that it looks awfully familiar. During the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl run two years ago, the phrase “Do Your Job” became the official rallying cry of..." August 24

  • Could Martellus Bennett eat into Rob Gronkowski’s production?

    Sportsnaut "The New England Patriots did not sign tight end Martellus Bennett to take a backseat to Rob Gronkowski. ESPN’s Mike Reiss says the Patriots could feature two-tight end sets in up to 80 percent of their plays this fall. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick explained the team’s approach, per the..." August 18

  • Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is dealing with a bruise

    Pats Pulpit "Tight end Rob Gronkowski is the most important player on the New England Patriots’ offense not named Tom Brady. He is one of the best and most effective weapons in football and creates mismatches not only for himself but the rest of the Patriots’ arsenal as well. Naturally, seeing a player of..." August 17

  • Gronkowski's practice injury believed to be 'minor'

    The Score "New England Patriots fans can exhale. Star tight end Rob Gronkowski pulled up while running a route during practice Monday, and was forced to sit out the rest of the session. But Gronkowski isn't believed to have suffered a significant injury, with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport describing it as..." August 16

  • Rob Gronkowski leaves practice field with apparent injury

    Sportsnaut "The New England Patriots need Rob Gronkowski to stay healthy. Any time his health is threatened, it’s a huge deal, which is why it was alarming when the tight end headed to the locker room with a trainer after getting banged up on 7-on-7 drills Monday. Here is an account of what happened before..." August 15