Gronkowski’s availability will be Belichick’s call

AP

Amid reports that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will play on Sunday, a league source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that it’s still not definite that he’ll go.

Ultimately, the decision will be made by coach Bill Belichick.  If the decision has been made, Belichick has not shared it with anyone, yet.

Gronkowski has missed six games with back and forearm injuries.  Officially listed as questionable, he received medical clearance in recent days to play.

It’s a safe guess that Gronkowski will play.  But at this point, we’re told, it’s just a guess.  And it makes sense to lean in the direction that he’ll play.  The real answer will become more clear, one way or the other, in the next two hours.

Whether Gronkowski is among them, 46 Patriots will take on 46 Jets at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.