Gronkowski active, we can all exhale now

AP

The final call belonged to Patriots coach Bill Belichick, and he decided he wanted one of his best players back on the field.

The Patriots have officially activated tight end Rob Gronkowski today, ending weeks of speculation about his recovery after an offseason plus six weeks recovering from back and forearm surgeries.

The Patriots haven’t been able to play the kind of offense they’ve grown accustomed to without him, so it will be interesting to see how quickly he becomes a part of the game plan.