If Patriots practiced Wednesday, Rob Gronkowski would have sat

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As Bill Belichick promised, the Patriots issued their first injury report of the Super Bowl bye week but it wasn’t based on actual practice participation.

The Patriots didn’t practice on Wednesday, so the report is a projection of what players would have done if the team was working on the field. In the case of tight end Rob Gronkowski, he would have been on the sideline and not participating due to the concussion he suffered in the AFC Championship Game.

That’s not particularly surprising and Gronkowski being listed as a non-participant for this entire week wouldn’t rule him out of playing in Minneapolis with another week to go before he needs to clear the concussion protocol to be eligible to play in the Super Bowl.

Defensive lineman Deatrich Wise would have joined Gronkowski as a non-participant on Wednesday. He’s also dealing with a concussion.

Defensive lineman Malcom Brown (foot), running back Mike Gillislee (knee) and right tackle LaAdrian Waddle (knee) would have all been limited participants in practice. Brown was the only one of the three to play against the Jaguars last Sunday.

39 responses to “If Patriots practiced Wednesday, Rob Gronkowski would have sat

  1. Thats fine. The Patriots have followed the protocol properly and honestly from the moment it happened. They are the first team to put the players well being above their own interests and pulled him, a key player, without hesitation from a playoff game and took him to the NFL neurolgists. They did no lobbyimg, they accepted the tinding and adjusted. Sure thats nothing more than what they are supposed to do, but its the first time we have seen that happen when push comes to shove.

  2. Though I think the NFL making teams produce injury reports is mostly a waste of time, I’m even less sold on the idea of forcing them when the team doesn’t even practice.

  3. When teams have a bye week during the season do they have to release an injury report for the bye week? Why even make such a big deal out of an injury report for a week when there is no game?

  4. pinebird1 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    Thats fine. The Patriots have followed the protocol properly and honestly from the moment it happened. They are the first team to put the players well being above their own interests and pulled him, a key player, without hesitation from a playoff game and took him to the NFL neurolgists.

    Pats fans are so full of themselves. Do you really think for a stinking minute that Pats fans would not have been making excuses that they lost the game because he was pulled? They are saying it was the right move because they pulled the game out. If Jags win, they are making excuses.

  5. Remember when one of the excuses people like me used to excuse to a degree bugged eyed Gronk jumping on top of Tre Davious White. I said to myself that looked like Gronk snapped, like he was feeling a little strange. Nobody took him in the tent, like they did last week. They probably should have. I say 75% chance he plays a week from Sunday. I think they are better team with him than not Foles is playing out of this world. Will he come down to earth? What if Gronk can’t play? Does that mean the Eagles will likely stop the Patriots run, or does that mean it’s just more even? Two good teams…no doubt about that. Second time they met in the Superbowl. This has been a playoff season full of surprises. What would be a surprise this year?

  6. grant35 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 5:02 pm
    pinebird1 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    Thats fine. The Patriots have followed the protocol properly and honestly from the moment it happened. They are the first team to put the players well being above their own interests and pulled him, a key player, without hesitation from a playoff game and took him to the NFL neurolgists.

    Pats fans are so full of themselves. Do you really think for a stinking minute that Pats fans would not have been making excuses that they lost the game because he was pulled? They are saying it was the right move because they pulled the game out. If Jags win, they are making excuses.
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    Ummm, Gronk hadn’t done much until that point. Jags were double teaming him very effectively. If the Patriots lost that game it would have been about how their defense couldn’t stop the Jags on third down. Did you watch the game?

  7. grant35 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 5:02 pm
    pinebird1 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    Thats fine. The Patriots have followed the protocol properly and honestly from the moment it happened. They are the first team to put the players well being above their own interests and pulled him, a key player, without hesitation from a playoff game and took him to the NFL neurolgists.

    Pats fans are so full of themselves. Do you really think for a stinking minute that Pats fans would not have been making excuses that they lost the game because he was pulled? They are saying it was the right move because they pulled the game out. If Jags win, they are making excuses.

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    Since they won thats a baseless accusation. History would say otherwise.

    But the point here is that they did the right thing where others have not. Hiwever upsetting that might be.

  8. dcpatfan says:
    January 24, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    What is up with Alan Branch? He could be needed against the Philly rush!
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    He’s been beaten out by Ricky Jean Francois.

  9. grant35 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Pats fans are so full of themselves. Do you really think for a stinking minute that Pats fans would not have been making excuses that they lost the game because he was pulled? They are saying it was the right move because they pulled the game out. If Jags win, they are making excuses.
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    When was the last time NE fans made excuses? Why would they need to make excuses? They always win.

  10. The Patriots did practice today. The Eagles did not and issued a report on who would have practiced or not.

  11. can you all go and check out our won loss record when gronk doesnt play at all. its pretty good. btw, we won the super bowl last year and didnt have him for an extended period of the regular season as well as the entire postseason. in case nobody noticed, were a pretty complete team.

  12. Gronk better play on SB52 Sunday if he wants. When we get to the point that some quack can keep a guy who’s ready to go out of the biggest game of the year, it’s time to shutdown the quacks.

  13. that looked like Gronk snapped, like he was feeling a little strange

    Yeah, he was furious that other teams can cheat and hold him and interfere with him all the way through a route and more often than not HE gets called for PI.

  14. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    January 24, 2018 at 7:31 pm

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    patsfanforlife says:
    January 24, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    The Patriots did practice today.
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    If you really were a Pats fan (or read the article) you would know the Pats did not practice today.

  15. Gronk will be ready to bring that physicality to the Eagles. They are not going to handle four quarters of Gronk.

  16. codylaws says:
    January 24, 2018 at 5:47 pm
    No need to practice for the Pats. It’s going to be easy walk in and blow out the fraud giggles.

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    I bet many pats fans wish they were as sure as you are.. My thoughts… Philly will pressure Tommy all day long. You better hope he makes it through the whole game, cause Hoyer ..well ain’t good

  17. nutpunchnancy says:
    January 24, 2018 at 8:48 pm
    Ok, got it. Last week it was Brady’s hand, this week it’s Gronk. Sigh.

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    At least this time they have something real to make a big whoop about. The past two weeks that had to invent something new each week. (Hategate and Handimonium)

    We need a good name for this one. Gronk watch? I dont think thats very good can anyone coin a better one?

  18. MacGuffin says:
    January 24, 2018 at 7:26 pm
    Hes a very soft player and injury prone

    Slightly more accurate depiction here. He’s the greatest to ever play the TE position and plays exceptionally hard. Has had some injuries that reflect that and the way people attempt to defend him out of frustration.

  19. The best Patriots ever, are the ones wearing the black and white striped shirts!!!!!
    the National Fixed League

  20. pinebird1 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    Thats fine. The Patriots have followed the protocol properly and honestly from the moment it happened. They are the first team to put the players well being above their own interests and pulled him, a key player, without hesitation from a playoff game and took him to the NFL neurolgists. They did no lobbyimg, they accepted the tinding and adjusted. Sure thats nothing more than what they are supposed to do, but its the first time we have seen that happen when push comes to shove.

    Sorry to rain on your parade but I think you’ll find the exact same thing happened with the Chiefs and Kelce in the wildcard round.

  21. newlydead says:
    January 24, 2018 at 4:52 pm
    When teams have a bye week during the season do they have to release an injury report for the bye week? Why even make such a big deal out of an injury report for a week when there is no game?

    Las Vegas

  22. codylaws says:
    January 24, 2018 at 5:47 pm
    No need to practice for the Pats. It’s going to be easy walk in and blow out the fraud giggles.

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    Absolutely not. The Pats are going to have a challenge keeping that dline off of Brady. And the types of plays Foles is best at are the same types that our defense has been showing vulnerability to. I’m scared to death of the Eagles and my biggest hope comes from knowing Belichick and hence the team is just as concerned as I am. Strike that, they are far more concerned than I am.

  23. scottishvike says:
    January 25, 2018 at 2:43 am
    pinebird1 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    Thats fine. The Patriots have followed the protocol properly and honestly from the moment it happened. They are the first team to put the players well being above their own interests and pulled him, a key player, without hesitation from a playoff game and took him to the NFL neurolgists. They did no lobbyimg, they accepted the tinding and adjusted. Sure thats nothing more than what they are supposed to do, but its the first time we have seen that happen when push comes to shove.

    Sorry to rain on your parade but I think you’ll find the exact same thing happened with the Chiefs and Kelce in the wildcard round.

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    Ok fair enough. And I have since had tyrod taylor mentioned to me as well. So I stand apologeticly corrected. I was more thinking about some ones I have seen over the past couple seasons and of course Seattle and Carolina since those are the ones where we are currently reading the NFL covering for the teams by trying to tell us the player was fine and we did not see the things that we very much saw. (The NFL is even complaining that we would believe our own eyes over what they choose to tell us) So my mistake and I actually appreciate the corrections.

  24. walker1191 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 6:22 pm
    dcpatfan says:
    January 24, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    What is up with Alan Branch? He could be needed against the Philly rush!
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    He’s been beaten out by Ricky Jean Francois.
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    But I thought every player the Patriots take from the Bills does soooooo well?

  25. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    January 25, 2018 at 9:50 am
    walker1191 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 6:22 pm
    dcpatfan says:
    January 24, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    What is up with Alan Branch? He could be needed against the Philly rush!
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    He’s been beaten out by Ricky Jean Francois.
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    But I thought every player the Patriots take from the Bills does soooooo well?

    ya, event the injured ones. SMH

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