Tre’Davious White to practice on limited basis Wednesday

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not be playing this weekend after his one-game suspension for a late hit to the head of Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White was upheld after an appeal on Tuesday.

White landed in the concussion protocol as a result of the hit, but he may not join Gronkowski as a spectator in Week 14. Bills coach Sean McDermott said on Wednesday morning that White would be a limited participant in practice later in the day, which means he’s made some progress in the protocol since Sunday.

McDermott wasn’t willing to share his thoughts about Gronkowski’s suspension — “I’m not going there,” McDermott said — but he did share some other information about injured players.

Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is expected to be limited after missing the last two games with a knee injury. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who was described as day-to-day with a patellar tendon contusion, will not be on the field with Benjamin, so Nathan Peterman will be getting the first-team work.

33 responses to “Tre’Davious White to practice on limited basis Wednesday

  1. theres a corner at Lsu right now named “Greedy” Williams. Has problems sharing the ball with wide receivers and it doesnt look like something he’ll grow out of.
    I’ve seen a lot of football players but the kids at Lsu over the past 20 years or so are the best players I think I’ve ever seen. Quite a program down there. Havent got the NCs like other places but they get you ready for the pros!

  2. GRONK SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST A 2 GAME SUSPENSION. WHAT A JOKE!! THAT IS THE LEAGUE MAKING SURE THE HE IS AVAILABLE FOR THE STEELERS GAME.

  3. That’s good to hear. It’s also good to hear McDermott “not going there.” The best HC’s share a common theme, there is no game but the next one. Those calling out the Bills reaction after the hit would do well to take notes, let the other team lose their composure. The officials called such an uneven and unpredictable game with 2 less disciplined teams out there it could easily have degenerated into a mess but as usual they will skate. What was okay on one play was a penalty on the next it was just ridiculous. Remember when the worst officiating was in September and it got progressively better during the season? Not anymore, it’s getting worse by the week.

  4. Never hit your head on the ground after holding someone twice, and then shoving that person to the ground before desperately trying to catch a football, falling backwards, as a 5’9 little guy.

    Also, please stop cheating my team, Roger. We know what you’re doing.

  5. It’s all about those ratings and the Pats winning, Roger wants his new big check and Kraft wants to pay him. Gronk deserved 3 games and a $500,000 fine.

  6. mding729 says:
    December 6, 2017 at 10:24 am

    GRONK SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST A 2 GAME SUSPENSION. WHAT A JOKE!! THAT IS THE LEAGUE MAKING SURE THE HE IS AVAILABLE FOR THE STEELERS GAME.
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    The Patriots beat the Steelers in the AFC title game last year by 20 without Gronkowski. What makes you think they need him?

  7. “It’s all about those ratings and the Pats winning,”

    Then why suspend Brady for four games?

  8. skoobyfl says:
    December 6, 2017 at 10:32 am
    It’s all about those ratings and the Pats winning, Roger wants his new big check and Kraft wants to pay him. Gronk deserved 3 games and a $500,000 fine.
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    When people just start getting silly and say silly things . . .

  9. @ mding729, inside voice please. You may not realize it but posting conspiracy stuff in all caps lends it even less credibility not more.

    @ skooby, as it is every suspension constitutes a ‘fine’ as it is the suspension will cost Gronkowski $750k in salary and per game bonus and quite possibly as much as $5M more in season incentive bonuses.

  10. skoobyfl says:
    December 6, 2017 at 10:32 am

    It’s all about those ratings and the Pats winning, Roger wants his new big check and Kraft wants to pay him. Gronk deserved 3 games and a $500,000 fine.
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    If it was all about the Pats winning, wouldn’t the league have just fined him with no suspension?

  11. In high school football we used to do “Indian runs”, where the players line up 3-4 yards apart. The first 10 players are lying on the ground (like railroad ties) perpendicular to the line and the rest of the line high steps over them in a fast jog.

    You hit the end of the lengthwise lying players after high stepping you lie down becoming another railroad tie so to speak. The last guy in the line passes over you, you get up and start high stepping. It’s a lot of fun.

    We’d go for half a mile or so…after you get really tired, players start stumbling on other players lying down and BOOM, crash into some guy lying on the ground. You try to keep your butt down so players don’t trip over you.

    How is that different than what Gronk did to this guy? It’s trivial. Comical. Oooh he “slammed into him”…this is football, they get hit harder than that in warmups. Ridiculous. “Concussion protocol”. Now Gronk’s intention wasn’t good and should have been flagged/fined but this is ludicrous.

  12. I have to agree with commentawaitingdeletion…I’ve seen a few games this year where the officials lost control of the game with bad calls to both sides…Why aren’t the game officials held accountable for their actions?

  13. tylawspick6 says:

    December 6, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Never hit your head on the ground after holding someone twice, and then shoving that person to the ground before desperately trying to catch a football, falling backwards, as a 5’9 little guy.

    Also, please stop cheating my team, Roger. We know what you’re doing.
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    You are a clown. Gronk pushes off and does more pick plays than anyone in the NFL period. And he hit his head on the ground after the play out of bounds when Gronk pile drived him and used his forearm as a weapon. Open up your eyes.

  14. kenberthiaume says:
    December 6, 2017 at 11:46 am
    In high school football we used to do “Indian runs”, where the players line up 3-4 yards apart. The first 10 players are lying on the ground (like railroad ties) perpendicular to the line and the rest of the line high steps over them in a fast jog.

    You hit the end of the lengthwise lying players after high stepping you lie down becoming another railroad tie so to speak. The last guy in the line passes over you, you get up and start high stepping. It’s a lot of fun.

    We’d go for half a mile or so…after you get really tired, players start stumbling on other players lying down and BOOM, crash into some guy lying on the ground. You try to keep your butt down so players don’t trip over you.

    How is that different than what Gronk did to this guy? It’s trivial. Comical. Oooh he “slammed into him”…this is football, they get hit harder than that in warmups. Ridiculous. “Concussion protocol”. Now Gronk’s intention wasn’t good and should have been flagged/fined but this is ludicrous.

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    Of course it is ludicrous. I have been watching the NFL for 36 years now and I’ve seen dozens of Linemen coming flying into the pile with a loose elblow to someone’s head, where it’s a personal foul, 15 yards, and a fine afterwards.

    People act like Gronk committed some kind of serious crime here.

    He was wrong, but the explosion of anger and faux outrage, wanting more cheating done to our team, is VERY telling.

  15. I have to say, I agree with the suspension being too light. It should have been 2 games.

    Theres in play, full speed, dirty hits that occur in a game. Something the player is dirty, sometimes things just move too fast for them to react. This is the kind of “dirty” hit that should be getting 1 game.

    Then theres late hits. Im not talking about hitting a guy out of bounds. Im talking about coming in 20 seconds after the play and landing a hit to someones head intentionally. Fighting after the play lands here too. This absolutely deserves 2 games. Though in Gronks case, because he doesnt have anything like this prior, id reduce it to 1 when he appealed.

    Now, for all you Gronk defenders, it doesnt matter what White did on the play, or any other play. It doesnt matter who held who or how many calls the refs missed. This was completely uncalled for. He admitted it, his coach admitted it, now its time for you to admit it. He laid a dirty hit to the head of a defenseless player 20 seconds after the play was over and caused injury to that guy. In the streets, thats assault. In football, its a suspension

    Should have been 2 games, reduced to 1 for no priors.

  16. gah05 says:
    December 6, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Good to here this update.

    Gronk is hypocritical, he apologizes then appeals the suspension? He’s lost my respect, zero integrity.

    Yeah, I’m sure that you went from admirer to disgusted with one play. If that were the case you’d have no one left to watch by the end of the season.

  17. @Lemmy

    I have admired him as a football talent for many years and all football fans should. What I question his integrity as a person for appealing after apologizing, what don’t you get?

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