Rob Gronkowski remained out of practice Friday

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It’s a good thing for tight end Rob Gronkowski that the Patriots don’t have a game this weekend.

The Patriots’ Friday injury report included mock game statuses for the team’s injured players and they said Gronkowski would have been out due to the concussion he sustained in the AFC Championship Game. The Patriots still have another week before they have to make any decisions about Gronkowski’s status for the Super Bowl and they’ll be hoping he makes progress through the concussion protocol by that point.

Quarterback Tom Brady would be good to go for a hypothetical game this weekend as he was back to full participation in practice after a limited session on Thursday. Brady’s right hand is not expected to pose a threat to his presence in the lineup against the Eagles.

Defensive linemen Deatrich Wise and Malcom Brown joined Gronkowski on the sideline Friday. Wise is dealing with a concussion of his own while Brown has a foot injury. Brown would have been listed as questionable along with running back Mike Gillislee and right tackle LaAdrian Waddle while Wise would have been ruled out for a game.

92 responses to “Rob Gronkowski remained out of practice Friday

  1. Has there been a fine issued or a suspension to the player that hit Gronkowski? I believe it was church? That was an intentional shot. Since he doesn’t have a history of concussions, I believe he will be back next week.

  2. Who cares? He’ll be practicing next week in Minny when they install the gameplan and practice. This is like a Bye week.

    means nothing other than watching film and getting healthy

  3. Oh, the drama. Yah “game time decision” for a Superbowl that’s already been decided for the Pats. Gronk will be slapping the backs of all the refs while being announced for the game.

  4. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    January 26, 2018 at 4:22 pm
    Rob is yesterday’s news ,,Ertz is the guy people should be talking about
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    Nah, only your Giants are yesterday’s news. No playoffs this year, 0 playoff wins in the last 6 years and 0 wins against the Patriots in the same timeframe,

    But you’ll post some nonsense about owning the Patriots anyway and us fans of the back to back AFC Champions and 5 time World Champions will have a good laugh.

    Tee hee. 🙂

  5. i thumbs down your comment says:
    January 26, 2018 at 4:41 pm
    Oh, the drama. Yah “game time decision” for a Superbowl that’s already been decided for the Pats. Gronk will be slapping the backs of all the refs while being announced for the game.

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    And yet you’re here posting about it and you’ll watch it anyway.

    Makes perfect logical complete sense.

  6. i thumbs down your comment says:
    January 26, 2018 at 4:41 pm
    Oh, the drama. Yah “game time decision” for a Superbowl that’s already been decided for the Pats. Gronk will be slapping the backs of all the refs while being announced for the game.

    You are absolutely right. and next season the league is going to force every one of their opponents to forfeit. The Pats will be 100% healthy going into next year’s playoffs.

  7. lanman11 says:
    January 26, 2018 at 4:22 pm
    Has there been a fine issued or a suspension to the player that hit Gronkowski? I believe it was church? That was an intentional shot. Since he doesn’t have a history of concussions, I believe he will be back next week.

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    Honestly, i did not think it was intentional. Things were moving fast and it was too bang bang. Definately illegal so the flag was warranted. And if they want to slap a fine to remind players to try and avoid even accidental hits like that then ok. But as far as treating it as an intentional dirty play I disagree, it was football.

  8. Apparently you can bet Gronk at -150 to play! WOW!

    Looks like I’ll be taking in some easy money. You all should too. 🙂

  9. Most Patriots fans still have a Mark Walberg poster in their mom basement next to their Steve Grogan jersey

  10. Players have been in the protocol for weeks with serious concussions, you have to pass every test to be cleared. If he hasn’t seen even limited practice yet then he isn’t progressing very well in tests. Looking more questionable he will play.

  11. Elmer, it’s been entertaining to see how much real estate the Patriots own in your head. It’s great to see. Also enjoy your sick burns about our QB from 1985, way to stay current bro

  12. Like everyone on the planet with an IQ above 100 I am a Gronk fan.

    Like everyone on the planet with an IQ above 100 I want to see Gronk playing Super Bowl Sunday.

    Like everyone on the planet with an IQ above 5 I know the Pats will be competing in their 8th Super Bowl in this millennium with or without Gronk.

    Wow. Love it. Live it. Embrace it. You will never see anything like it again.

  13. What does Gronk think about the advantage of facing Mariota, Bortles, and Foles in the playoffs and SB? That’s got to pep up his spirits don’t ya think?

  14. LyinRogerMustGo says: January 26, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    And yet you’re here posting about it and you’ll watch it anyway.

    Makes perfect logical complete sense.
    ____

    Of course I’ll be watching. Belichick, the NFL, & officials, et al put on a great show. I can’t wait to see it; of course we already know the ending and the controversy that will surround it.

  15. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    January 26, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    Most Patriots fans still have a Mark Walberg poster in their mom basement next to their Steve Grogan jersey

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    Don’t be ridiculous. Most pats fans have only followed football for a little over 10 years. They don’t know who Grogan is.

  16. What’s more to say about a town where the Walhbegers wher the neighborhood tuffs omg lol

  17. Gronk will be fine. We are all in for a great game. Hope both sides are healthy for an all out knockdown brawl.

  18. Just a friendly reminder for our visiting Giants fan(s), Brady led an epic comeback against the league’s No. 1 pass defensive wifhout Edelman and Gronk and with stitches in his throwing hand, whereas Eli was benched for Geno Smith.

  19. Both teams put the game plan in for the S Bowl,as if they were playing Sunday. I doubt the Pats would hold Gronk outta practice if he were cleared from the protocal, just for gamesmanship. It’s a serious concern.

  20. Every Pats fan knows the Patriots were horrible before the 199th pick in the 2000 draft. After all, they did have 7 losing seasons……in 24 years.

  21. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    January 26, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    Most Patriots fans still have a Mark Walberg poster in their mom basement next to their Steve Grogan jersey

    Sort of like the one you have of LT, the guy who spent every last penny on , well you know.

  22. randomcommenter says:
    January 26, 2018 at 5:27 pm
    elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    January 26, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    Most Patriots fans still have a Mark Walberg poster in their mom basement next to their Steve Grogan jersey

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    Don’t be ridiculous. Most pats fans have only followed football for a little over 10 years. They don’t know who Grogan is.

    Well since they’ve sold out every game since 1994 I’d say you need a little work on your math skills.

  23. “What does Gronk think about the advantage of facing Mariota, Bortles, and Foles in the playoffs and SB?”

    Well, all 3 are better than Russell Wilson, so he’s probably expecting the win to be harder to get than it was against your Seahawks.

  24. pelatin says:
    January 26, 2018 at 4:59 pm
    lanman11 says:
    January 26, 2018 at 4:22 pm
    Has there been a fine issued or a suspension to the player that hit Gronkowski? I believe it was church? That was an intentional shot. Since he doesn’t have a history of concussions, I believe he will be back next week.

    —————————
    Honestly, i did not think it was intentional. Things were moving fast and it was too bang bang. Definitely illegal so the flag was warranted. And if they want to slap a fine to remind players to try and avoid even accidental hits like that then ok. But as far as treating it as an intentional dirty play I disagree, it was football.

    Absolutely right. Solid play and an unintentional helmet to helmet. Still illegal, same as if you accidentally trip, get your fingers caught in a facemask etc. And there should be no question about the fine.

  25. Most Pats fan are not as old as me, my dad took me to watch them play at Nickerson Field the year (1960?) the AFL started, but most have been watching them for several decades. Chuck Fairbanks was a great coach. Meyer wasn’t bad and he did stick it up Shula’s backside with the Snowplow. Ramond Berry had a lot of that old school Belichick approach. Parcells was a godsend. Carroll was a little too early in his career. Belichick . . . What can you say about the best coach ever?

    The fools acting like the Patriots never won until Belichick and Brady don’t know squat.

  26. One more thing. Yes, a numer of Pats coaches had losing records but guys like Coach McPherson were still admired by most fans. Great guy and he put a lot of hard work and love into his coaching.

  27. i thumbs down your comment says:
    January 26, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    for a Superbowl that’s already been decided for the Pats.

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    Patriot fans are so lucky.
    In just over a week the Patriots will be competing in another superbowl.

    And now many Patriot haters have announced that the games are fixed. Which means even if the Patriots lose….Patriot haters can never gloat about it…because it just means that the NFL changed their mind and fixed the game for the Eagles.

    Patriot haters know that they are way too classy to ever gloat about winning a fixed game…but Patriot fans on the other hand will be able to celebrate if the Patriots should win…because Patriot fans don’t believe in nonsense.

  28. The local sports press inside Foxboro are still getting positive vibes feeding back about Gronk. Pats will be doing everything possible to maximize his recovery so probably always planned to give him all the week off.

  29. whywerule says:
    January 26, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Like everyone on the planet with an IQ above 100 I am a Gronk fan.

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    I’m not so sure about that, that would mean Gronk himself isn’t a Gronk fan.

  30. It takes a truly ‘special’ kind of football fan to throw shade at Steve Grogan. Damn right he played with a neck roll, after he had a disc removed and two cervical vertebrae fused together so he could continue playing. Only on the internet can an anonymous keyboard tough guy puff himself up at the expense of one of the toughest players of his era without seeing the irony of it.

  31. steelercrazy says:
    January 26, 2018 at 5:15 pm
    Players have been in the protocol for weeks with serious concussions, you have to pass every test to be cleared. If he hasn’t seen even limited practice yet then he isn’t progressing very well in tests. Looking more questionable he will play.

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    Really, doctor? How many guys are there that practice during the week after getting concussed? I’ll bet zero. Almost everyone misses at least one week.

    Your wishful thinking notwithstanding, Gronk WILL be spiking the ball in the end zone next Sunday.

  32. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    January 26, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    No I have a poster of the Tyree catch next to my Plaxico Burress Jersey
    ——
    So you’re a bandwagon Giants fan. Neat.

    That still doesn’t change the big fat zero in the column counting your playoff wins and wins against the Patriots in the last 6 seasons. 🙂 Oh well there’s always the history channel right?

    You getting mad boy? 🙂

  33. “Ertz is the guy people should be talking about”

    What are you, his mom? Gronk is the undisputed heavyweight TE colossus. And you get the pleasure of watching him add to his stats next Sunday…Get over it.

  34. steelercrazy says:
    January 26, 2018 at 5:15 pm
    Players have been in the protocol for weeks with serious concussions, you have to pass every test to be cleared. If he hasn’t seen even limited practice yet then he isn’t progressing very well in tests. Looking more questionable he will play.
    ——

    Then maybe we should hire Dr Rydze. I heard he’s good at helping other teams win. 🙂

  35. “steelercrazy says: I’m not so sure about that, that would mean Gronk himself isn’t a Gronk fan.”

    I have to admit that is a funny one.

  36. Ask Alexa HEY ALEXA WHO DO YOU WANT TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL ,,she answers EAGLES E A G L E S that’s pretty bad when a computer even hates your team lol

  37. Why you haters even talking about football?It’s not like your team is in the superbowl.I wonder how many “new” fans your team has gotten for the last 20 years?I wonder how many they have lost,if your team is not good enough to keep their fans do not blame the Patriots for those that switch sides.Your team just isn’t good.

  38. Some “away”games seem like home games for the Patriots based on the number of fans in the stadium.Bandwagon fans are usually fans that are tired of cheering for losers.We do not mind taking your players and making them winners and we welcome you and yours with open arms.

  39. 90% of players diagnosed with a concussion have been cleared to play within 14 days while 50% have been cleared within 7 days.Its been 4 years since his last one so gronk will be cleared by then,plus he has been spotted in the locker room all week by the beat reporters.

  40. Whether he plays or not next week, he was never going to practice today, and he won’t tomorrow, either.

    Belichik, or any other decent coach, would want to keep the opponent guessing. Conversely, even if he isn’t going to get cleared for the game, he will DEFINITELY practice next week, at least a “limited” practice (which is part of the concussion protocal), for the same reason.

    I don’t know why anyone would be surprised that Gronk didn’t practice this week. There is literally no upside/reason to have him practice. It makes more sense to keep Philly wondering…

  41. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    Feb 5, 2017 10:22 PM
    I love never say a bad word about the Patriots ever again win or lose
    _________________________________________________________

    Kinda smells like enemabrown in here, poor little chip. Glad you at least enjoyed the last Super Bowl the Pats were in. But it does seem as though you have a very different definition of ‘ever again’ than most people.

  42. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    January 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Ask Alexa HEY ALEXA WHO DO YOU WANT TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL ,,she answers EAGLES E A G L E S that’s pretty bad when a computer even hates your team lol

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    Hey computer…..what is the definition of jealousy?
    Computer: “an unhappy or angry feeling of wanting to have what someone else has”

    Even computers know how patriot hater feels. lol

  43. tigerlilac says:
    January 26, 2018 at 6:13 pm
    Most Pats fan are not as old as me, my dad took me to watch them play at Nickerson Field the year (1960?) the AFL started, but most have been watching them for several decades. Chuck Fairbanks was a great coach. Meyer wasn’t bad and he did stick it up Shula’s backside with the Snowplow. Ramond Berry had a lot of that old school Belichick approach. Parcells was a godsend. Carroll was a little too early in his career. Belichick . . . What can you say about the best coach ever?

    The fools acting like the Patriots never won until Belichick and Brady don’t know squat.
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    I saw the Pats at Nickerson field , Mike Taliferro at QB.

    Had seasons tickets in the early 70’s at Shaefer.

    Some lean years. Worth the wait.😎

  44. harrisonhits2 says:
    January 26, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    “What does Gronk think about the advantage of facing Mariota, Bortles, and Foles in the playoffs and SB?”

    Well, all 3 are better than Russell Wilson, so he’s probably expecting the win to be harder to get than it was against your Seahawks.
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    NFL Passer Rating Active Leaders

    Aaron Rodgers – 103
    Russel Wilson – 98
    Tom Brady – 97

    Why is it that NE fans always deny the truth? NE won 2 gifted SB’s. It’s okay to simply say thank you. NE fans don’t want to acknowledge they faced soft competition because they believe that diminishes their believed “greatness.” It’s okay, we get it.

  45. actpurveyor says:
    January 26, 2018 at 8:21 pm
    elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    January 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Ask Alexa HEY ALEXA WHO DO YOU WANT TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL ,,she answers EAGLES E A G L E S that’s pretty bad when a computer even hates your team lol

    ———————————————————————————————–

    Hey computer…..what is the definition of jealousy?
    Computer: “an unhappy or angry feeling of wanting to have what someone else has”

    Even computers know how patriot hater feels. lol

    LOL

    Patriot Hater got powned again! 🙂

  46. kingfish13 says:
    January 26, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    “I saw the Pats at Nickerson field , Mike Taliferro at QB.

    Had seasons tickets in the early 70’s at Shaefer.

    Some lean years. Worth the wait.😎”

    I remember the call when Taliferro was running…he is at the 18, 17, 16, and down at the 15!

  47. How does anyone actually differentiate a concussed Rob Gronkowski from a “normal” Rob Gronkowski? This would seem to be a very difficult task…

  48. “So you’re a bandwagon Giants fan. Neat.

    That still doesn’t change the big fat zero in the column counting your playoff wins and wins against the Patriots in the last 6 seasons.”

    I love the cherry picking of stats. How does that look if you go back lets say 15 years.
    You know. More of a round number…

  49. I’m confused…is almost winning better than almost losing?The way the haters make it sound it is.Gifted Superbowls…thats funny….now it’s the Patriots fault that the other teams called the wrong plays.How about showing postseason stats of all the great qbs and see who holds all the records.Patriots are the 1st team to go to 10 superbowls…now thats gifted.

  50. steelercrazy says:
    January 26, 2018 at 5:15 pm
    Players have been in the protocol for weeks with serious concussions, you have to pass every test to be cleared. If he hasn’t seen even limited practice yet then he isn’t progressing very well in tests. Looking more questionable he will play


    Maybe you’re right. Now I’m worried. After all, there’s No way they would have beaten Atlanta last year without him.

  51. The NFL would just love to see a superstar sit out super bowl due to a concussion… especially if it’s a Patriot

  52. skawh says:

    Why is it that NE fans always deny the truth? NE won 2 gifted SB’s. It’s okay to simply say thank you. NE fans don’t want to acknowledge they faced soft competition because they believe that diminishes their believed “greatness.”

    ————
    You want Pats fans to acknowledge that the Seahawks were soft competition ? Okay

    That SB loss ruined the Seahawks. They never got over it. Apparently neither have you

  53. skawh says:
    January 26, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Why is it that NE fans always deny the truth? NE won 2 gifted SB’s.
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    The only reason the Seahawks were even near the goal line to begin with is because Kearse caught a tipped pass while lying on his back. In other words, a fluke, complete luck, a gift.

    Which Butler ripped back with the best defensive play in the history of the NFL.

    I’m sorry if this makes you sad.

  54. Gronk is probably the greatest TE that the NFL has ever seen. However, occasionally a really bad concussion can be incurred in a game. In Zach Thomas’ last season as a Dolphin, he missed many, many games as a result of a really bad concussion and was never the same player on the field.
    I don’t know how bad Gronk’s concussion was against the Jags. However, with the concussion protocol, it is a major concern that his recovery is so slow that he hasn’t been able to pass the test much earlier to be allowed to return to training. There is unfortunately a chance that he may have received a Zach Thomas type concussion. I hope not but the longer he stays in the concussion protocol and not allowed back to training, the bigger the concern, that this may have been a very bad concussion.

  55. skawh says:
    January 26, 2018 at 8:32 pm
    —————

    NFL Passer Rating Active Leaders

    Aaron Rodgers – 103
    Russel Wilson – 98
    Tom Brady – 97
    ———————

    Why is it so many Seahawks fans always deny the truth?

    Julian Edelman has a 135.4 QB rating. And that is in the playoffs! Clearly Edelman is the Greatest QB of all-time!

    Stats like Tom Brady leading his team to 196 Regular Season victories, 12 AFC Championship Games, 27 Playoff victories, 5 Super bowl victories, and counting, are simply not relevant when we compare Edelman’s 135.4 QB rating.

    Edelman is #1!

  56. They said on one of the Boston homer press shows last night the average time to be cleared from concussion this season was 7 – 10 days. The other tidbit was all indications they’re getting from the team is Gronk will be fine.

    I’ll just wait and see what actually happens before I get worried like the keyboard doctors here.

  57. I love it. We’ve gone from cheaters, belicheat and shady brady to the refs help the pats and the nfl wants the pats to win. Make up your mind people. And if the refs/leauge want the pats, why didn’t they overrule the fumble in the afccg? Then penalties were false start, illegal shift, delay of game, hit to the head and a pass interference choke hold. You can’t be subjective on those. That’s 5. Your entire theory rests on one arguable PI call. One call. Watch the video of the ref in the end zone. He breaks up a fight after white got tackled in the end zone and turns to break up a second, only it was 2 pats players going at it. Don’t be a sheep.

  58. Anyone notice when the Patriots got in a really big hole that the flags were flying everywhere? All of a sudden, you weren’t allowed to hit players or defend the pass anymore.

  59. “Anyone notice when the Patriots got in a really big hole that the flags were flying everywhere?”

    Ever notice that the Pats got in that hole because on the Jags first 2 scoring drives the refs ignored repeated holds, tackling of Pats rushers from behind by the Jags Olinemen, and also the play where a Jags Olineman had a Pats rusher in a choke hold from behind? That the Pats rushers weren’t allowed to hit the QB or rush properly?

  60. I hope he is cleared to play. He is a beast and the Pats are not the same team without him. I do however hope the Eagles win and also hope the game is called fair for both teams so the first thing people aren’t talking about is the penalties that changed the outcome of the game. It’s not fair to the teams playing or the fans watching. None of us watch the game to see officials tossing flags every 3rd play. Head to head I think it’s Eagles, take coaching and experience and leadership into it then it swing to the Pats. Should be a great game to watch if they let them play vs make it a flag fest.

  61. finzfan49 says:

    January 27, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    I hope he is cleared to play. He is a beast and the Pats are not the same team without him. I do however hope the Eagles win and also hope the game is called fair for both teams so the first thing people aren’t talking about is the penalties that changed the outcome of the game. It’s not fair to the teams playing or the fans watching. None of us watch the game to see officials tossing flags every 3rd play. Head to head I think it’s Eagles, take coaching and experience and leadership into it then it swing to the Pats. Should be a great game to watch if they let them play vs make it a flag fest.
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    If no penalties were called at all, all the whiners would be talking about the non-calls or missed calls. There’s no way to win that battle.

  62. pats777 says:
    January 27, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    He’s back at practice today. Lookout.
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    Don’t care. But, you obviously do.

  63. infectorman says:
    January 26, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Are Philly fans jacking up donations to the Barry Church foundation?

    No Doubt!

    _________________________

    I’m willing to bet they are indifferent to if he’s going to play or not.

    Because, also willing to wager, that they think it’s not going to matter in the end anyway.

    Just a guess.

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