The Patriots continue their questionable use of the term “questionable” in their injury reports.
In advance of Sunday’s game against the 49ers, a whopping 19 members of the team are listed as questionable to play due to injury, including tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Gronkowski, who had surgery November 19 to repair a broken forearm, practiced for the first time since the injury on Friday, on a limited basis. The other 18 questionable Pats all practiced on a limited basis, too.
The full list is right here. It includes even one player who is questionable for a reason unrelated to injury — defensive lineman Kyle Love.
Technically, the “questionable” label means there’s a 50-50 chance the player will play. There’s likely a 50-50 chance that coach Bill Belichick doesn’t care.
UPDATE 6:15 p.m. ET: A league source tells PFT that, despite being listed as questionable, Gronkowski will not play on Sunday.