Rob Gronkowski RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jeremy Lane: Must be physical with Gronk "Seattle Seahawks starting nickel cornerback Jeremy Lane paused for a moment Thursday when asked what makes New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski so good, because Lane disagrees. "I actually don't think he's that good," Lane said. "He's OK. He does have a big body. But from what I've..." January 23

  • Gronkowski named Comeback Player of Year by PFWA "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who rebounded from an injury-plagued 2013 season, was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America. The PFWA also named Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, who was second in the NFL in rushing..." January 17

  • Bill Belichick shows Rob Gronkowski cat photos to entire team "Rob Gronkowski and a kitten took part in a recent ESPN the Magazine photo shoot. In a shocking development, Gronk's teammates found this, well, weird and funny. "Coach (Bill Belichick) was talking about how to approach the media and things to say, and things not to say, and he held up the..." December 12

  • Rob Gronkowski Fined for Sergio Brown Block

    Pats Pulpit "Usually when I say to myself, "it was worth every penny" after I blow a wad of money on something stupid, it's only a few hundred dollars and all I have to show for it is a funny hat or a cell phone video of one of my friends cleaning up a pretty horrible mess. But when you're Rob Gronkowski, you..." November 22

  • How would Revis try to cover Gronkowski?

    CSN New England "For a period of a few weeks during Patriots training camp, corner Darrelle Revis had a special assignment: cover Rob Gronkowski. This was well before Gronkowski -- who at the time was rehabbing the knee injury that ended his 2013 season prematurely -- was cleared for contact. But as he got..." November 06

  • Rob Gronkowski at full strength is a legit MVP candidate

    New York Post "The notion of Rob Gronkowski being in play for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player aware has to be taken seriously now. The big tight end is on a big roll with nine catches in each of the Patriots’ past two games, including a nine-reception, 105-yard performance Sunday night in the 43-21 destruction..." November 05

  • Gronkowski ready for more snaps if asked

    CSN New England "If Rob Gronkowski's given a larger workload this weekend in Minnesota, he says he's ready for it. "Yes, definitely," he said. "Whatever the coaches have for me out there, whatever the game plan is, when I get my number called, I gotta go out there and do my job and perform to my best of my..." September 12

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Word is Rob Gronkowski (ACL) was right earlier in the week. The #Patriots TE is expected to play vs. #Dolphins. Snaps may be limited tho

  • Belichick pumps brakes on Gronk playing in Week 1 "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said on Monday he will play in New England's Week 1 game in Miami, but head coach Bill Belichick said on Tuesday the final decision will be the team's. "I'm glad that Rob's optimistic about his situation," Belichick told reporters, according to Josh Katzowitz..." September 03

  • Belichick: No decision yet on Gronk's Week 1 status

    CSN New England "Rob Gronkowski says he's ready to go, but do the Patriots feel the same way? Asked about Gronkowski's status in a conference call on Tuesday, coach Bill Belichick explained that there has not been a final decision made as to whether or not the 6-foot-6 tight end will take the field in Miami on..." September 02

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Oft-asked question: NE-TB trade has to mean Pats are worried about Gronk, no? Answer: No. Gronk in good spot. This provides depth, options.

  • Gronk partakes in full-team drills for 1st time

    ESPN Boston "It was a familiar sight on the New England Patriots practice field on Monday afternoon -- quarterback Tom Brady once again connecting with tight end Rob Gronkowski in full-team drills. In fact, with Gronkowski graduating to full-team drills for the first time since undergoing surgery on his torn..." August 18

  • Gronk far from a sure thing to play Week One

    Pro Football Talk "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..." August 13

  • Belichick says Rob Gronkowski has 'been cleared to play'

    Boston Herald "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play, according to coach Bill Belichick. Gronkowski underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his knee six and a half months ago, and the Patriots began reporting for training camp this week. Gronkowski was among the group of injured players..." July 23

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    Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

    Rob Gronkowski said he doesn't know at this point if he will open training camp on the active/physically-unable-to-perform list.

  • All signs point' to Rob Gronkowski back Week 1 "Much of the Patriots success in 2014 could hinge on Rob Gronkowski. When the all-world tight end plays, the offense is dynamic. When he doesn't, Tom Brady and Co. often look rather average. The Patriots averaged 32 points per game when Gronkowski played last year from Week 7 through Week 13. In..." July 08

  • Gronk aiming for Week 1 "Rob Gronkowski recently assured reporters that he has encountered no setbacks in his surgically repaired knee, but the New England Patriots tight end has been unwilling to put a timetable on his return to game action. According to NFL Media's Albert Breer, the goal is for Gronkowski to be on..." June 21

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    Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

    Photo: Rob Gronkowski answers questions from reporters, says no setbacks in his recovery from torn ACL.

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

    Pro Football Talk "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..." April 29

  • Report: Rob Gronkowski to 'take his time' coming back "Famed orthopedist Dr. James Andrews says Rob Gronkowski is "right where he should be" in his recovery from reconstructive knee surgery. Still, the New England Patriots tight end isn't about to rush his return from the torn ACL and MCL he suffered in a Week 14 win over the Cleveland Browns...." April 16

  • Gronk to have surgery Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "On December 8, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL on a low hit against the Browns. One month and one day later, he’ll undergo surgery to repair it. Per multiple reports, Gronkowski will undergo surgery on Thursday in Florida, with Dr. James Andrews (who else?)..." January 07

  • Why Rob Gronkowski, Patriots may end up parting ways in 2015 "Oft-injured New England tight end Rob Gronkowski, who most recently had his season ended last month due to torn knee ligaments, could end up being one of the NFL's top bargains, even considering all of the time he has missed due to health problems. Gronkowski, who signed a new deal prior to..." December 22

  • Gronkowski is not scheduled to be in 'Entourage' movie

    Fox Sports "Despite reports to the contrary, as of now, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is not expected to appear in the upcoming 'Entourage' movie. Last Friday, The Buzzer picked up a TMZ report that said Gronkowski would still film his cameo in February despite recently suffering a torn ACL and MCL on..." December 17

  • Rob Gronkowski's Surgery Timeline is Set

    Pats Pulpit "Some positive news on the injury front. NFL Network's, and former Boston Globe leading man, Albert Breer is reporting that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has a torn ACL/MCL but not a dislocated knee. The expected time frame for Gronk is to have surgery in two weeks once the swelling has gone..." December 16

  • Busted knee wont keep Gronkowski from 'Entourage' role "He can barely walk, but Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says his obliterated knee won't keep him from appearing in the upcoming "Entourage" movie. TMZ Sports spoke with Gronk's entertainment manager Henry Penzi who tells us ... despite the fact he tore the MCL and ACL in his right knee last..." December 14

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    MRI confirms torn ACL for Rob Gronkowski, per league source.

  • Pats Believe Gronkowski Has Torn ACL

    ESPN Boston "The New England Patriots fear that star tight end Rob Gronkowski has a torn ACL in his right knee, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Gronkowski, who suffered the injury in Sunday's wild 27-26 win over the Cleveland Browns, will undergo an MRI on Monday, according to the..." December 09

  • Patriots re-sign TE D.J. Williams; TE Rob Gronkowski placed on injured reserve "The New England Patriots announced that they have re-signed TE D.J. Williams. Williams was signed by the Patriots on Nov. 27 and saw limited action in the win last Sunday at Houston. He was released by the Patriots on Dec. 4. In addition, the Patriots placed TE Rob Gronkowski on injured..." December 09

  • Browns' T.J. Ward says NFL rules led to low hit on Gronkowski

    Akron Beacon Journal "Strong safety T.J. Ward took shots at NFL rules Sunday because he believes they forced him to take a shot at the legs of New England Patriots two-time Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski during the third quarter of the Browns’ 27-26 loss at Gillette Stadium. Gronkowski caught a pass from..." December 09

  • Gronkowski has torn ACL, MCL in knee

    Boston Globe "The Patriots aren’t waiting around to replace injured star tight end Rob Gronkowski, whose injury appears to be season-ending. A league source confirmed that Gronkowski tore his ACL and also suffered damage to his MCL, which Pro Football Talk and ESPN earlier reported, and will have a..." December 09

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Source says Rob Gronkowski suffered what's believed to be a torn ACL. MRI tomorrow to confirm. Not surprising but another bad break for him.

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    John Clayton @ClaytonESPN

    Rob Gronkowski being taken off the field on a cart because of lower leg injury

  • Gronk apologizes, says friend in video was not offended

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has apologized for the video that surfaced showing him mocking an Asian-American man. But Gronkowski also says the man is a friend of his who told him no offense was taken. “I feel bad, personally,” Gronkowski said, via Mike Reiss of “I feel..." November 16

  • Rob Gronkowski apologizes "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski apologized Friday after a videotape of him mocking a man of Asian heritage at a Foxborough bar last week was posted online. The Patriots were on their bye week at the time. "I feel bad, personally. I feel bad," Gronkowski said during his first..." November 15

  • Gronkowski helps Pats do damage in the middle

    CSN New England "The return of Rob Gronkowski is having a trickle-down effect on the Patriots offense. Either a defense allocates extra attention to him, which frees up other players for 1-on-1 coverage, or a defense tries to cover Gronkowski 1-on-1 and loses that matchup based on either size or athleticism...." November 08

  • Rob Gronkowski says he's healthy, no setbacks after debut

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski who made his season debut in Week 7 and finished with a team-high eight catches for 114 yards said Wednesday that everything checked out well related to his health and that he's going to put his injuries in the past. "I felt good" he said...." October 24

  • Rob Gronkowski Is Active, Expected to Play Against Jets

    NESN "Rob Gronkowski is active. Everyone rejoice. Matthew Slater and Alfonzo Dennard are also active. Chris Barker and Josh Boyce are the remaining inactives. Aqib Talib Danny Amendola Tommy Kelly Tavon Wilson and Leon Washington were already announced as being out. " October 20

  • Gronkowski’s status still to be determined

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has received clearance from his team of doctors to play on Sunday against the Jets. But Gronkowski has yet to receive official clearance from his football team. Per a league source a final decision regarding whether Gronkowski will play on Sunday has not yet..." October 19

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    Jeff Howe @jeffphowe

    Aqib Talib is not traveling to New York per source. Gronkowski is on the team trip.

  • Gronkowski gets clearance to play against the Jets

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday agent Drew Rosenhaus told WQAM radio in Miami that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski still had not been cleared to play on Sunday against the Jets. On Friday Rosenhaus told PFT that the clearance has arrived. “Rob has now been cleared by all his doctors to play Sunday in the Jets..." October 18

  • Rob Gronkowski return remains in limbo

    Boston Herald "The Patriots are still yearning for tight end Rob Gronkowski to make an impact in a game. For now they’re honoring him with his efforts in practice. The two-time Pro Bowler was selected as one of the practice players of the week so he is wearing the black jersey during the current run of..." October 18

  • Agent says Rob Gronkowski, Patriots 'on the same page' about return "Late last week days before Rob Gronkowski would miss his sixth straight game to start the 2013 season there were reportedly "serious concerns" about the forearm surgery that had kept the Patriotstight on the sidelines. Gronk's return remains a mystery. On Wednesday his agent Drew Rosehaus said..." October 17

  • Sources: Gronk's absence creating tension

    ESPN Boston "Tight end Rob Gronkowski's continued absence from the New England Patriots' lineup has escalated tension among teammates who have begun questioning him about why he's not playing and left some wondering if he intends to play at all this season according to multiple sources. "There's curiosity..." October 13

  • Gronkowski is expected to miss one more game “at most”

    Pro Football Talk "Every week it seems as if Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will return to action. Every week he doesn’t. This week Gronkowski had the most optimism yet. But Dr. James Andrews who recently joined the medical effort wasn’t comfortable clearing Gronkowski to play. So when will Gronkowski..." October 13

  • Source: Dr. Andrews suggests that Gronkowski not play on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Week Six has arrived for the Patriots and the verdict has arrived for tight end Rob Gronkowski. Per a league source Dr. James Andrews has recommended that Gronkowski not play. Earlier in the week Gronkowski was optimistic that he’d get clearance. The failure to get medical permission to..." October 13

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Just filed to ESPN: Despite Rob Gronkowski having another week of full practice participation @Patriots no longer expect TE play vs Saints

  • Report: Serious concerns over Gronkowski's forearm surgery "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was supposed to make his 2013 debut in Week 3. But after offseason surgery on his arm and back he still remains sidelined as New England's offense sputters. According to WEEI's Mike Petraglia Gronkowski's arm injury which he initially suffered in November 2012..." October 11

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    There is less optimism today than there was earlier this week that Rob Gronkowski will play Sunday vs. New Orleans. Still not cleared by Dr.

  • Brady says he’s not hung up on Gronk status

    CSN New England "May this be the final Wednesday on which Tom Brady has to deliver a State of the Gronk address. With the tight end perilously close to making his 2013 debut and riding in to help a Patriots offense that’s in need of assistance Brady was asked about his feelings RE: Gronk. “Whenever that..." October 10

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Per league source Rob Gronkowski is expected to be cleared this week and it is likely he will play on Sunday against the Saints.

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