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.