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Rob Gronkowski expected to play on Thursday night

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) warms up on the field during an NFL football team practice Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) AP

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski reportedly told his teammates that he was planning to make his 2016 debut on Thursday night against the Texans and it looks like Gronk’s plan is coming together.

According to multiple reports, Gronkowski will be in the lineup for the first time since the AFC title game. Patriots owner Robert Kraft hinted that his team’s star tight end will be suiting up during an interview with Lisa Hughes of WBZ on Thursday. When asked if Gronkowski would play, Kraft asked Hughes what she thought and she said yes.

“I think you’re a wise lady,” Kraft said.

Gronkowski hurt his hamstring in August, leading to an extended absence from practice. He has been a limited participant in practices since the start of the regular season and has been listed as questionable to play all three weeks.

Given the layoff, there could be some limits on Gronkowski’s playing time, but even a limited role for Gronkowski should help expected starter Jacoby Brissett’s night go easier.

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11 Responses to “Rob Gronkowski expected to play on Thursday night”
  1. seriously423 says: Sep 22, 2016 5:36 PM

    3 – 0 roger’s worst nightmare

  2. 8oneanddones says: Sep 22, 2016 5:38 PM

    Yeah yeah! Brissett to Gronk for six.

  3. bucsorbust says: Sep 22, 2016 5:40 PM

    Gronk playing solves the mystery on not one but two things. 1. We know Gronk is playing and 2. We know the balls thrown his way have a high likelihood of being inflated to the legal specs.

    Still unknown is whether the ball will get there.

  4. weepingjebus says: Sep 22, 2016 5:43 PM

    If Edelman runs a triple reverse and then throws a long TD to Gronk we may well lose the majority of our trolls to stroke. We need to set up a depth chart and IR system for haters.

  5. jackedupboonie says: Sep 22, 2016 5:47 PM

    If the pats win this….then they should be upset every Super Bowl played doesn’t include them.

  6. charliecharger says: Sep 22, 2016 5:56 PM

    Good. I have Gronk in both my fantasy leagues. It will be interesting to see how they use Brissett, and it will be interesting to see how well O’Brien can guess how they’ll use Brissett. Talk about a chess match. This should be a good game.

  7. MiamiDolphinsNation says: Sep 22, 2016 5:59 PM

    Yayyyy, the fragile Caveman returns!
    well at least for a drive or 2.๐Ÿ™‚

  8. exinsidetrader says: Sep 22, 2016 6:17 PM

    Gronk is the real Captain America.

  9. iamapatsfan says: Sep 22, 2016 6:21 PM

    MiamiDolphinsNation says:
    Sep 22, 2016 5:59 PM
    Yayyyy, the fragile Caveman returns!
    well at least for a drive or 2.๐Ÿ™‚

    —-

    How was that game Sunday?

  10. nhpats says: Sep 22, 2016 7:35 PM

    MiamiDolphinsNation says:
    Sep 22, 2016 5:59 PM
    Yayyyy, the fragile Caveman returns!
    well at least for a drive or 2.๐Ÿ™‚

    ———–

    Fragile? Did Suh or Wake even play Sunday? If they did they offered no more than Gronk from his couch…..

  11. joenash72 says: Sep 22, 2016 8:23 PM

    Gronk For President๐Ÿ˜‰

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