On Thursday, PFT reported that the outlook for tight end Rob Gronkowski playing in Week Four against the Falcons was not optimistic.
A report out of New England on Friday is more optimistic about both the tight end’s chances of playing for the first time this season and wide receiver Danny Amendola making his first appearance since the first week of the season.
Ben Volin of the Boston Globe spoke to a source who told him that “as of today, they are playing.” Both players have been limited in practice this week and are listed as questionable on the Patriots’ final injury report of the week.
Volin’s source adds a note of caution, however, by saying that there’s “a lot of time between now and Sunday night.” There could be an update to the status of the players on Saturday should the Patriots decide to leave either one at home when they fly to Atlanta or it could come down to the announcement of the inactives on Sunday evening.
Which basically means that things could wind up going either way for two key members of the New England offense.