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Rob Gronkowski feels better after taking a few days off

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Rob Gronkowski’s still not ready for contact, but the Patriots tight end said taking a few days off has helped move him closer to that goal.

Gronkowski stayed behind while the team practiced with Washington last week, and said that time was beneficial.

“Just listened to the trainers, stayed back, just working out and stuff, getting in shape,” Gronkowski said, via Erik Frenz of Boston.com. “Basically, I went hard during the practices all last week and just a little time off to let the knee heal up a little bit more. You know, you can’t always be grinding on it 24/7 coming off an injury. You’ve got to let it heal. You’ve got to hit it hard and let it heal. So [there have been] no setbacks, I’m improving every single week [and] feeling better since the time off.”

There’s still no announced timetable for Gronkowski, who tore his ACL in December, but the Patriots are flying through tight ends lately. Michael Hoomanawanui and D.J. Williams have missed a few practices because of injuries, making it necessary to sign Ben Hartsock, Steve Maneri, and Terrence Miller.

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13 Responses to “Rob Gronkowski feels better after taking a few days off”
  1. gayforbrady says: Aug 12, 2014 8:32 AM

    A healthy gronk means another super bowl appearance

  2. nffreakinl says: Aug 12, 2014 9:11 AM

    Don’t see him ever returning to form.

  3. jchipwood says: Aug 12, 2014 9:21 AM

    Healthy gronk = above average qb
    injuried gronk = below average qb

  4. bostonian13 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:21 AM

    As long as he’s ready for the season.

    THE GRONK!!!

  5. patriotsarespygaters says: Aug 12, 2014 9:32 AM

    Even average gronk is elite just check last year

  6. fordmandalay says: Aug 12, 2014 9:33 AM

    Took time off from practice to give his knee more time to heal; allowed him to double his table dancing time at the clubs.

  7. micknangold says: Aug 12, 2014 9:43 AM

    Healthy gronk = above average qb
    injuried gronk = below average qb

    I believe you left out the word “production.” Brady is one of the five best quarterbacks who has ever played. How many 36 y/o QBs with Julian Edelman as their top option manage a 63.4%/4,343/25-11/6.9 YPA/87.3 QBR slash line?

    I hate Tom Brady, but if you think that’s something to be ridiculed you’re taking the hate too far.

    More on topic: I like Gronk. He’s right there with Brushchi and Joe Andruzzi as Patriots I actually like. I don’t consider Curtis Martin a Patriot for obivous reasons. I hope he gets well, has 14 awesome games, and disappears twice against the Jets. Well, more like pray.

  8. doubleogator says: Aug 12, 2014 9:43 AM

    Over rated China Doll…

  9. listenup823 says: Aug 12, 2014 10:15 AM

    Ward>Gronk

  10. gayforbrady says: Aug 12, 2014 10:44 AM

    Gronk has more TD’s than anyone on the jets including Decker.

    If he puts up another 10 TD’s this season he will be on track to be #2 all time.

  11. tommyribs says: Aug 12, 2014 10:53 AM

    If he feels good after taking a few days off, he will feel like superman after taking off 6-10 games this year.

    I heard a rumor that when they re-make Unbreakable, Bruce Willis has asked Gronk to play the Glass Man.

  12. gayforbrady says: Aug 12, 2014 11:02 AM

    tommyribs says:
    Aug 12, 2014 10:53 AM
    If he feels good after taking a few days off, he will feel like superman after taking off 6-10 games this year.

    I heard a rumor that when they re-make Unbreakable, Bruce Willis has asked Gronk to play the Glass Man.

    ______________________________

    Glass man has 44 Touchdowns in less than 4 years of playing.

    What ever second tier team you root for would be happy for half that production.

  13. robert831 says: Aug 12, 2014 12:00 PM

    This guy will never play 16 games again.. He’s on the way out and fast.

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