Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said on Thursday that he’s “week-to-week” because of the hamstring injury he suffered during a practice last month and word out of New England was that he’ll be a game-time decision for Sunday night’s game against the Cardinals.
The Patriots confirmed that on Friday by listing Gronkowski as questionable for the regular season opener. Gronkowski has been a limited participant at Patriots practices all week.
Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reported that the tight end is expected to play barring any setbacks. The only official hint that the Patriots are likely to give before the release of the inactive lists on Sunday is whether or not Gronkowski travels with the team.
Seven other Patriots are listed as questionable on their final injury report before kickoff. Linebacker Shea McClellin, wide receiver Chris Hogan, tackle Nate Solder, guard Jonathan Cooper, guard Shaq Mason, wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell and defensive lineman Trey Flowers all took part in Friday’s practice. Hogan was the only full participant.
UPDATE 4:48 p.m. ET: Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal reports that Gronkowski, Solder and Cooper were not on the team’s flight to Arizona. The team has not made any update to their injury report.