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Tommy Kelly out, Gronkowski questionable for Patriots


Anyone who has followed the Patriots this season could have probably guessed for themselves that tight end Rob Gronkowski would be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Saints.

The Patriots won’t show their hand one way or the other on Friday about Gronkowski’s status, although PFT has reported on Friday that the optimism about his ability to play has diminished since the early part of the week. We’ll have to wait to find out whether he’ll make his 2013 debut, although there will be no need for patience when it comes to defensive tackle Tommy Kelly’s status.

Kelly has been ruled out of Sunday’s game because of the knee injury that knocked him out late in last week’s loss to the Bengals. With Kelly and Vince Wilfork out, the Patriots will turn to Joe Vellano, Chris Jones and Andre Neblett in the middle of the defensive line against New Orleans.

Running back Leon Washington has also been ruled out with a knee injury. Running backs Brandon Bolden and Stevan Ridley are both questionable, which could mean a heavy dose of LeGarrette Blount if things don’t break the right way for New England.

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13 Responses to “Tommy Kelly out, Gronkowski questionable for Patriots”
  1. coltzfan166 says: Oct 11, 2013 4:19 PM

    In other words, Gronk isn’t playing

  2. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 11, 2013 4:27 PM

    This game is going to come down to the saints defense. If they can get after Brady then they will secure the win. If not, it will be a nail biter that comes down to the last possession.

    Brees vs Brady should be epic.

    Game of the week.

  3. whiteknightblackheart says: Oct 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    I really wish Gronk would think about his (my fantasy football) team and get back out there and score score score!

  4. jtchernak says: Oct 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    Mark it down Gronk is in

  5. mrbigg513 says: Oct 11, 2013 4:31 PM

    Who dey

  6. kremis says: Oct 11, 2013 4:32 PM

    Meanwhile the Steelers whole team is upgraded to doubtful to play on Sunday

  7. bradygoat says: Oct 11, 2013 4:44 PM

    mrbigg513 says: Oct 11, 2013 4:31 PM

    Who dey

    “Dey’ the team with more than one playoff win in the last 15 years. Gotta love a Bengals fan – congrats on the W last week man, congrats. Enjoy the regular season W like it was the Superbowl. lol.

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 11, 2013 5:21 PM

    Andy Dalton OUTDUELED tom brady.

    Andy Dalton:
    20-27 — 212 yards — 81 qb rating — 53 qbr

    tom brady:
    18-38 — 212 yards — 52 qb rating — 16 qbr

  9. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 11, 2013 5:23 PM

    Sorry… brady only had 197 yards.

    My copy/paste/insert was not complete when I clicked submit.

    Could we get an edit function?!?


  10. jagsfan1 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:25 PM

    oh the DRAMA of whether Gronk will play or not…just what are we going to DO?….

    will he? won’t he? My God – the uncertainty of it all!

  11. 6ball says: Oct 11, 2013 6:04 PM



    You make me long for logicalvoices. Apparently all your big wins come in September. How about you win a playoff game?



  12. spoilerfutbol says: Oct 11, 2013 6:14 PM

    I saw all the week in every Patriots news the comment “Dalton destroyed Brady”…..

    That is a important thing, that is like a super bowl win for the Bengals fans.

  13. coachbeck says: Oct 12, 2013 6:24 AM

    He obviously isn’t a bengals fan. We moved on Monday morning.

    Good luck this week. Hope you guys get healthy.

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