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Gronkowski practices Friday, questionable to play Saturday

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 13:  Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots waits near the bench during their game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Getty Images

Tight end Rob Gronkowski returned to practice for the Patriots on Friday after missing Thursday’s session to get treatment on his knee.

Gronkowski, who the Patriots say is also dealing with a back injury, was a limited participant in the team’s final session before Saturday’s game against the Chiefs. Gronkowski has been listed as questionable to play in the game, although reports from New England this week are that he’s expected to be in the lineup.

He has plenty of company in the questionable section of the injury report. Eleven other Patriots drew the same designation, including wide receiver Julian Edelman and defensive end Chandler Jones.

Edelman is expected to play for the first time since breaking a bone in his foot in Week 10 while Jones, who is listed with abdomen and toe injuries, made headlines this week for making a shirtless Sunday morning trip to a Foxboro police station looking for help. There have been reports that Jones was under the influence of synthetic marijuana and police reported smelling burnt marijuana at his home, but coach Bill Belichick wasn’t sharing whether the incident would affect his status.

Wide receiver Danny Amendola, tight end Scott Chandler, cornerback Justin Coleman, defensive back Nate Ebner, linebacker Jonathan Freeny, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, defensive end Rob Ninkovich, tackle Sebastian Vollmer and tackle LaAdrian Waddle are the other questionables. All but Freeny got in at least a limited practice on Friday.

Guard Tre’ Jackson has been ruled out with a knee injury and quarterback Tom Brady is probable to play after tweaking his ankle in Week 17.

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56 Responses to “Gronkowski practices Friday, questionable to play Saturday”
  1. thechickenexpress says: Jan 15, 2016 4:40 PM

    The question in all those questionables isn’t whether they’ll play–they will–but how effective they’ll be.

    All those faces back on defense–especially Hightower’s–will be the difference. NE 27 KC 23.

  2. captainwhodat says: Jan 15, 2016 4:43 PM

    circle the wagons, every man man his post…the Indians are about to attack…

  3. factman66 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:48 PM

    This guy is a great player and all, but anyone who takes off their shirt and solo dances in public is a tool. It’s not “Gronk having fun and enjoying life”, its an immature meathead making a fool out of himself. I don’t get the fascination.

  4. ayub04 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:49 PM

    As a steelers fan…..If the Steelers and Pats make it to the afc championship game, the loser of that game will have nothing to hang their heads about.

  5. phluffyclouds says: Jan 15, 2016 4:51 PM

    Lol okay. I would bet the powerball winnings that he plays. Belicheck always looking to doop people.

  6. therealzeitgeist says: Jan 15, 2016 4:56 PM

    Just more Patriots Poker. KC’s not stupid.

  7. sindiegosage says: Jan 15, 2016 4:57 PM

    It sucks that teams get this far and then lose their star players to injury. NE is banged up. KC, too. No Brown or Williams for PIT and a broken Ben. No Mathieu in AZ. SEA has no Graham or Rawls.

    I’d love to see these teams at full strength going at each other on the best weekend of football this side of opening weekend.

  8. 3cupsanda6pack says: Jan 15, 2016 5:04 PM

    Does anyone really believe he’s hurt?

  9. jbaxt says: Jan 15, 2016 5:06 PM

    If anyone is basing hopes on players playing at a high level coming off an injury I wish you well. It’s like the 1st game of the year for them; sloppy and slow. Much like Chandler Jones in the wee hours of the morning crawling around in a parking lot of the local PO-PO… But hey, he was lifting weights a couple hours later, so that makes that escapade totally normal. Albeit the part that he was shirtless, shoeless, and acting like he belongs in an insane asylum.

    Pats fans are too funny.

  10. contender21open says: Jan 15, 2016 5:06 PM

    Gronkowski practices Friday, questionable to play Saturday

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Any bets?

    He’s playing. This is so typical of the Pat*riots.

  11. yooperman says: Jan 15, 2016 5:12 PM

    I’d love to see these teams at full strength going at each other on the best weekend of football this side of opening weekend.

    Wait until they add two more games. Owners can’t make it with just 16 games per regular season.

  12. jchipwood says: Jan 15, 2016 5:14 PM

    ayub04 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:49 PM
    As a steelers fan…..If the Steelers and Pats make it to the afc championship game, the loser of that game will have nothing to hang their heads about.
    _______________________________

    As a fan of integrity………..If the patriots don’t win the super bowl it’s pathetic. Your allowed to cheat and you can’t beat other teams that play by the rules. Terrible and embarrassment to fans.

  13. duffelbagsports says: Jan 15, 2016 5:15 PM

    jbaxt says:
    Jan 15, 2016 5:06 PM
    If anyone is basing hopes on players playing at a high level coming off an injury I wish you well. It’s like the 1st game of the year for them; sloppy and slow. Much like Chandler Jones in the wee hours of the morning crawling around in a parking lot of the local PO-PO… But hey, he was lifting weights a couple hours later, so that makes that escapade totally normal. Albeit the part that he was shirtless, shoeless, and acting like he belongs in an insane asylum.

    Pats fans are too funny.
    ————————-
    And tell your team to enjoy golf season

  14. kevo95 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:19 PM

    Who cares about steroid head

  15. quinzze says: Jan 15, 2016 5:22 PM

    He will play the pats will win and a lot of people will be pissed… Happens all the time…Pats roll 35-13.

  16. twopaw513 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:23 PM

    factman66 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:48 PM

    This guy is a great player and all, but anyone who takes off their shirt and solo dances in public is a tool. It’s not “Gronk having fun and enjoying life”, its an immature meathead making a fool out of himself. I don’t get the fascination.
    _________________________________
    You would be fascinated with him if he was on your team which you won’t name. What fascinates me is how you feel the need to post on every Patriot story and you still won’t tell us how the Colts footballs got below the legal PSI.
    I guess the people who voted for him as first team all-pro are not as smart as you think you are.

  17. tedmurph says: Jan 15, 2016 5:25 PM

    an immature meathead making a fool out of himself.

    No mirrors at home?

  18. fanofpft says: Jan 15, 2016 5:25 PM

    Neville Hewitt is in his head. (undrafted rookie FA that shut him down last game)

  19. alcottclan235 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:27 PM

    What would a Pats story be without Jchipwood the Donkey troll chirping about something. It’s so good to see that the Pats have lived in your head for so long. You’ve had this campaign going on longer than a Donkey Superbowl dry spell. Well, I guess I should re-think that. 1999 was a really long time ago. You and Factman should date each other. You could go to the “Troll Ball” together.

  20. TheWizard says: Jan 15, 2016 5:30 PM

    Like the other person said, most all of them play but how effective can they be. That’s the question.

    If the offense looks like it did in their previous two games Josh McDaniels should be free for interviews.

  21. tfootball1234 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:34 PM

    This how i feel about the match ups of the two most envied teams in the league this weekend. steelers are hurting. loss. pats are hurting but tom brady is the goat. win. i am a giants fan.

  22. abninf says: Jan 15, 2016 5:36 PM

    The Patriots are the Spice Boys.

  23. nfella says: Jan 15, 2016 5:38 PM

    factman66 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:48 PM

    This guy is a great player and all, but anyone who takes off their shirt and solo dances in public is a tool. It’s not “Gronk having fun and enjoying life”, its an immature meathead making a fool out of himself. I don’t get the fascination.

    ——————————————————————-

    Dude, you have a seriously unhealthy Patriots obsession. You kind of remind me of that chick – everybody knows one – that is always thumping on other women because of her insecurities.

    But then again, maybe you just speak for all of Tucumcari, NM

  24. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:46 PM

    “Jchipwood the Donkey troll ”

    Actually he’s a butt hurt Miami fan.

  25. patsfan says: Jan 15, 2016 5:52 PM

    “Tom Brady is probable to play after tweaking his ankle in Week 17.”

    There you have it. Testimony that Suh is a tweaker.

  26. mmack66 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:56 PM

    Obviously all of these Patriots players are going to play. The only question is how effective they will be.

    Anyone that thinks players coming off of injuries, that haven’t played for weeks, are going to just play like they were never injured, is delusional.

  27. davew128 says: Jan 15, 2016 6:00 PM

    jbaxt says:
    Jan 15, 2016 5:06 PM

    Much like Chandler Jones in the wee hours of the morning crawling around in a parking lot of the local PO-PO
    ******************
    I wouldn’t call 7:40am the wee hours of the morning.

  28. bleck5 says: Jan 15, 2016 6:13 PM

    alcottclan235 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 5:27 PM
    What would a Pats story be without Jchipwood the Donkey troll chirping about something. It’s so good to see that the Pats have lived in your head for so long. You’ve had this campaign going on longer than a Donkey Superbowl dry spell. Well, I guess I should re-think that. 1999 was a really long time ago. You and Factman should date each other. You could go to the “Troll Ball” toget

    _________

    I feel especially bad for Chip because his Donkeys are the real team that lacks integrity. Your only two super bowl wins were won by the biggest cheating scandals in NFL history by cheating the salary cap and getting the biggest fines from it as well. The Donkey organization is pathetic you don’t magically get on the receiving end of the 3 biggest blowouts in SuperBowl history by accident.

  29. jbaxt says: Jan 15, 2016 6:14 PM

    Head in the sand, get your facts straight. If he’s working out at 6:30 am, it might take a couple hours from police station, to hospital, to said weight room. Or do you think he was doing his PCP at 7:40. Because that’s better…

  30. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 15, 2016 6:14 PM

    tedmurph says:
    Jan 15, 2016 5:25 PM
    an immature meathead making a fool out of himself.

    No mirrors at home?

    8 3
    Report comment

    Pot meet kettle. Aren’t you the guy Ted, who claimed he would walk out on an audience with Obama if he made Cheaties jokes? Can you say immature meathead Ted?

    This is all Belicheats smoke screen/ cheating scheme.

  31. factman66 says: Jan 15, 2016 6:20 PM

    I’m just calling a spade a spade, relax. Gronk is a phenomenal player, I never said he wasn’t. I’m sure you guys ridicule Manziel and others for similar behavior.

  32. cross300 says: Jan 15, 2016 6:35 PM

    Who cares about steroid head
    ______________________________________
    I think this misguided fan is ooking for the Broncos post.

  33. tedmurph says: Jan 15, 2016 6:38 PM

    It’s like the meathead Super Bowl.

  34. nflexecutivesconstantlylie says: Jan 15, 2016 6:39 PM

    jbaxt says:
    Jan 15, 2016 6:14 PM

    Head in the sand, get your facts straight. If he’s working out at 6:30 am, it might take a couple hours from police station, to hospital, to said weight room. Or do you think he was doing his PCP at 7:40. Because that’s better…
    _______________________________

    He arrived at the Police Station at 7:40AM Sunday and was transported to Norwood Hospital shortly after the police identified the medical emergency. He spent time at the hospital and was released. He showed up at work Monday morning at 6:30AM

    I’m not sure why this is so hard to understand.

  35. armchairqb says: Jan 15, 2016 6:42 PM

    Not only will he play, but you can bet that Belichick uses him to swing for the fences on a deep pass on the Pats first series.

    This is all disinformation.

  36. nflexecutivesconstantlylie says: Jan 15, 2016 6:43 PM

    factman66 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 6:20 PM

    I’m just calling a spade a spade, relax. Gronk is a phenomenal player, I never said he wasn’t. I’m sure you guys ridicule Manziel and others for similar behavior.
    ________________________________

    You think Gronkowski acts like Manziel? wow.

    I thought it was funny when you pretended to be a Giants fan but this is better.

    Thanks

  37. bullcharger says: Jan 15, 2016 6:51 PM

    factman66 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:48 PM

    This guy is a great player and all, but anyone who takes off their shirt and solo dances in public is a tool. It’s not “Gronk having fun and enjoying life”, its an immature meathead making a fool out of himself. I don’t get the fascination.

    ————–

    The fascination is because he is a great football player AND a meathead who solo dances without his shirt on. If he scored touchdowns for your team, you would like him too.

  38. bullcharger says: Jan 15, 2016 6:52 PM

    jbaxt says:
    Jan 15, 2016 5:06 PM

    If anyone is basing hopes on players playing at a high level coming off an injury I wish you well. It’s like the 1st game of the year for them; sloppy and slow. Much like Chandler Jones in the wee hours of the morning crawling around in a parking lot of the local PO-PO… But hey, he was lifting weights a couple hours later, so that makes that escapade totally normal. Albeit the part that he was shirtless, shoeless, and acting like he belongs in an insane asylum.

    Pats fans are too funny.

    —————–

    If anyone is writing PO-PO in their post, don’t read it.

  39. bullcharger says: Jan 15, 2016 6:56 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Jan 15, 2016 5:14 PM

    ayub04 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:49 PM
    As a steelers fan…..If the Steelers and Pats make it to the afc championship game, the loser of that game will have nothing to hang their heads about.
    _______________________________

    As a fan of integrity………..If the patriots don’t win the super bowl it’s pathetic. Your allowed to cheat and you can’t beat other teams that play by the rules. Terrible and embarrassment to fans.

    —————–

    Who are you trying to kid. You aren’t a fan of anything. No one that writes miserable posts about a team they don’t like day after day is a fan, they are a hater.

  40. alcottclan235 says: Jan 15, 2016 7:11 PM

    Harrisonhits, if I was mistaken about who Jchip roots for I apologize. I respect your posts and tend to believe you. The fact remains that Jchip is a troll who is completely obsessed with the Pats. I have also seen enough inappropriate attacks from Bronco fans claiming the moral highroad that my sentiment is warranted. I rarely see a Pats fan fire the 1st shot. I doubt too many of us live on other teams stories like Jchip and Factman do. They’re like jilted lovers that never get over it.

  41. mmack66 says: Jan 15, 2016 7:11 PM

    You “shirtless and dancing Gronk” guys are creepy.

  42. bigearl61 says: Jan 15, 2016 7:14 PM

    I’m a 36 year old male, with 4 knee surgeries and a displaced lumbar in my back and I am more probable not to play than gronk is!!

  43. stevegrogannakedbootleg says: Jan 15, 2016 7:33 PM

    I must remind that trolls seem similar because they are the same person with multi user names

  44. dejc421 says: Jan 15, 2016 7:49 PM

    factman66 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:48 PM

    This guy is a great player and all, but anyone who takes off their shirt and solo dances in public is a tool. It’s not “Gronk having fun and enjoying life”, its an immature meathead making a fool out of himself. I don’t get the fascination.
    ________________
    It’s EXACTLY having fun and enjoying life.

    26 years old, no drugs, not a troublemaker, works and trains his ass off, considered one of the best at his position and plays for a high profile team. Yeah, I don’t get the fascination either ….

  45. dasmol says: Jan 15, 2016 8:02 PM

    The fascination is that he’s a pro athlete celebrity, living the high life. And nobody lives more vicariously through their team than New England fans.

  46. smasonsmith says: Jan 15, 2016 8:03 PM

    I’m just calling a spade a spade, relax. Gronk is a phenomenal player, I never said he wasn’t. I’m sure you guys ridicule Manziel and others for similar behavior.
    ===
    Here’s the difference: JFF’s partying has gotten himself in trouble repeatedly. It’s also impaired his ability to do his job. So far, Gronk’s partying has never, ever done either of those things.

    Also: jchipwood is definitely a MIA fan.

  47. factman66 says: Jan 15, 2016 8:56 PM

    “26 years old, no drugs”
    He’s 26 years old for sure. I highly doubt the second part.

  48. We'regonnaneedabiggerboat! says: Jan 15, 2016 9:36 PM

    At this point it’s a one game season any player even remotely healthy enough to play is playing.. All hands on deck !. Just a matter of how much and what plays!

  49. worldizending says: Jan 15, 2016 10:47 PM

    captainwhodat says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:43 PM
    circle the wagons, every man man his post…the Indians are about to attack…
    ======================================
    “Square” the wagons.

  50. pointtwopsiistheissue says: Jan 15, 2016 10:49 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Jan 15, 2016 5:14 PM

    ayub04 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:49 PM
    As a steelers fan…..If the Steelers and Pats make it to the afc championship game, the loser of that game will have nothing to hang their heads about.
    _______________________________

    As a fan of integrity………..If the patriots don’t win the super bowl it’s pathetic. Your allowed to cheat and you can’t beat other teams that play by the rules. Terrible and embarrassment to fans.
    ——————————————————-
    what’s an embarrassment is your constant ignorant posts about the world champs

  51. scotrugby says: Jan 16, 2016 12:10 AM

    He’s playing, nothing to see here move on.

    Pats 55
    Chiefs 3

  52. jetfanfolife says: Jan 16, 2016 1:20 AM

    Patriots can’t cheat now, so they’re already looking for excuses for their (soon to be) loss

  53. frpsr says: Jan 16, 2016 7:29 AM

    Being entitled to an opinion and exercising that privilege are not reconciled by the one , or the other . Having an opinion and referring to it , in the simplest exercise of it , consists of possessing a command of the issues within the context of events . Having an opinion that exists without the context of the era has the quality of humid air . Exercising an , ‘opinion/humid air’ , with a verifiable prejudice is a wasting of human dignity , a horror show for witnesses .
    Being prepared for the waste and horror of prejudice is dismal in every context , aside from the eventual recognition , effectively dealing with sickness .

  54. RegisHawk says: Jan 16, 2016 7:59 AM

    He took Thursday off to pick up his HGH…he had it delivered to Manning’s house.

  55. stipez says: Jan 16, 2016 8:39 AM

    Arguing in a comments section, any comments section is lame.

  56. guypatsfan says: Jan 16, 2016 8:56 AM

    factman66 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 8:56 PM

    “26 years old, no drugs”
    He’s 26 years old for sure. I highly doubt the second part.
    ———————————-
    As a Patriot hater you would. Fortunately the vast majority of us know better about Gronk. He’s no druggie, he’s just a fun-loving guy.

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