Gronk definitely will make his return today

AP

The Patriots really need tight end Rob Gronkowski for the postseason.  They’ll get him back for the final game of the regular season.

PFT has confirmed a chain of reports starting with Tom Curran of CSN New England that Gronk will play when the Pats host the Dolphins on Sunday.

It’s unclear whether Gronkowski will make a cameo appearance, play extensively, or perform at some level in between.  As Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com pointed out recently, Gronkowski was practicing at a normal level this week.

As Curran explained earlier this week in a visit to The Dan Patrick Show, the Patriots seem to be tired and wearing down on offense.  They need Gronkowski to return at a high level, if they hope to get back to the Super Bowl and win it.