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Gronkowski back to practice for Patriots


It should have been clear based on their transactions this weekend that the Patriots felt tight end Rob Gronkowski would be back sooner rather than later.

The emphasis on sooner.

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Gronkowski was back on the field in full uniform for practice Sunday.

That’s a quicker recovery than many expected from back surgery, though it remains to be seen how much he’s actually doing or will be able to do this week. Reporters see a small portion of individual drills and stretching, so it’s impossible to know if he’ll be able to play this week.

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23 Responses to “Gronkowski back to practice for Patriots”
  1. patriots123456 says: Sep 1, 2013 3:02 PM

    Take it slow, hope they don’t rush him…

  2. isthereanyusernamesleft says: Sep 1, 2013 3:06 PM

    Woohoo! The gronk is back baby!!!

  3. pekkle007 says: Sep 1, 2013 3:06 PM

    Well, I guess the Zach Sudfeld drafters feel stupid right now…

  4. tedmurph says: Sep 1, 2013 3:08 PM

    Wow, the heartless Jags cut a player with diabetes and Gronk is back. Wonder when we’ll hear from the legion of haters, who were once again wrong. They’ll probably just move on and find something else to criticize the Pats about, out of jealousy and bitterness.

  5. isthereanyusernamesleft says: Sep 1, 2013 3:12 PM

    Correct……..TAKE IT SLOW!!!

  6. stoopidfool says: Sep 1, 2013 3:14 PM

    Yeah but tebow could help the bills!

  7. negaduck says: Sep 1, 2013 3:18 PM

    Hes been doing the same thing every day.

    The same thing every day.

    Same thing every day.

  8. negaduck says: Sep 1, 2013 3:18 PM

    there is still room for sudfeld to shine even with gronk there, remember another patriots tight end who is gone this year?

  9. kev86 says: Sep 1, 2013 3:22 PM

    That should wrap up the AfC East. Pats and garbage.

  10. whywerule says: Sep 1, 2013 3:25 PM

    pekkle007 says:
    Sep 1, 2013 3:06 PM
    Well, I guess the Zach Sudfeld drafters feel stupid right now…

    No, Sudfeld looks like he could be a good red zone weapon with or without Gronk in the lineup; maybe even better when Gronk comes back and gets those double and triple teams. At least he could be someone to throw in the FF lineup on those weeks when your FF team has lots of players off.

  11. strokinmyego says: Sep 1, 2013 3:36 PM

    Gronk is getting close but I still doubt we see him in week one or week two. The Patriots play in the first Thursday night game of the year and after that they have a ten day break before playing the Bucs in week 3. I bet we see Gronk get limited snaps against Tampa as a tune up before starting his first game of the year in week four at Atlanta.

  12. crappygovernment says: Sep 1, 2013 3:40 PM

    It feels like we live in Gaza if Americans can’t watch Tebow play Qb. We are prisoners in our own country!

  13. TheWizard says: Sep 1, 2013 3:43 PM

    That should wrap up the AfC East. Pats and garbage.

    Unfortunately I think you’re right. The Bills and Jets remain disasters, not sure what Miami will amount to this year but it’s had to see them taking the division with that quarterback.

    Whats his name.

  14. dlk47823 says: Sep 1, 2013 4:36 PM

    he’ll be great until the first hit

  15. tattooit says: Sep 1, 2013 4:38 PM

    Yea, but he’s lost like 30lbs. How long does it take for the sauce to kick in?

  16. beerndrums says: Sep 1, 2013 4:43 PM

    Aww….look at the cheater adoring fans are silly pillow biters

  17. 302baller says: Sep 1, 2013 4:52 PM

    Gronk will have his 20th Arm Surgery by week 3.

  18. toybkshr says: Sep 1, 2013 8:21 PM

    The post above hit it on the head, a few snaps wk 3 for timing, etc., and then 1st significant action wk4 at Atlanta.

  19. lanman11 says: Sep 1, 2013 8:56 PM

    It’s amazing how quickly you can heal with a bottle of Wild Turkey….

  20. lanman11 says: Sep 2, 2013 12:43 AM

    Gronk’s back! And now that Timmy’s gone, it’s time to break out the keg beer and strippers! Woot Woooot!!!

  21. greenmeattruck says: Sep 2, 2013 12:58 AM

    Sudfeld will catch more passes this year after Gronk gets injured again, bank on it.

  22. bighurt228 says: Sep 3, 2013 8:19 AM

    Welcome Back Beast……..stay healthy !!

  23. gisellichek says: Sep 3, 2013 10:08 AM

    Wow… Sudfeld and Gronk on the field together could be really cool to watch… I stress to not get your hopes up too soon… Gronk could could brake again.

    My fingers are crossed!!!

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