Rob Gronkowski limited at Patriots practice

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Tight end Rob Gronkowski said Tuesday that he thinks he is close to clearing the concussion protocol, but it didn’t happen on Wednesday.

Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, who is serving as the pool reporter for New England’s practices, reports that Gronkowski was limited in the team’s first practice of Super Bowl week. Gronkowski was in pads for the practice, but will not speak to the media on Wednesday afternoon because he remains in the protocol.

Gronkowski also said that he expects to play when asked about his condition at an event not governed by the protocol on Tuesday and there doesn’t seem to be reason to doubt that at this point.

Jhabvala also reports that quarterback Tom Brady practiced with black tape and no glove on his right hand. Defensive tackle Malcom Brown and defensive end Deatrich Wise were also limited during the practice session.

35 responses to “Rob Gronkowski limited at Patriots practice

  1. They said that after he took that hit from Barry Church.. all he kept saying was.. “wow….. wow….. wow…. wow…”

    The average person has a 5,000 word vocabulary.. when you are hit so hard it knocks that number to one, you are bound to miss some time.

  2. lol

    won’t matter sunday

    philly d vs tight ends and rbs = passer rating of 100.5

    comical watching people think the philly d has played a team like brady and the pats offense this year

  3. Blah blah blah. See you at 100% in 4 days Gronk. Same with Brady, let’s knock off the mind games. Same old Pats but without a walking boot this time.

  4. Right on cue, a midweek “Not sure yet. We’ll see how he works his way through the protocol.”

    The big weekend headline “Gronk Cleared to Play” will be super exciting for everyone except us that knew we were all being fed a line. Gotta sell, sell sell!!

  5. I have no doubt whatsoever that Gronk is going to play….and I’m certain that the Eagles are game planning for him to play. Almost all players that get concussions clear the protocol within two weeks. Besides, the Patriots came back to beat the Jaguars without him.

  6. This sounds like a bad concussion if after a week and a half he is not yet out of the concussion protocol. Either that or the Patriots are milking it trying to keep the Eagles guessing.

  7. I don’t have a lot of confidence in the Patriots this time. I think the Eagles take this one. Just saying..

  8. Ken Davis says:
    January 31, 2018 at 5:19 pm
    As an Eagles fan I want him to play and be healthy. No excuses should the Pats lose.
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    Don’t worry about it. Nobody made excuses when Gronk didn’t play last year and the Pats came back from 25 points down.

  9. This year is a bad flu epidemic. In some past super bowls, the flu has turned a closely matched game into a rout. John Elway had the flu against the 49ers, and John Riggins had the flu against the Raiders. I heard that Malcolm Butler was hospitalized with the flu. Hope he is okay and that his teammates are not affected.

  10. “This sounds like a bad concussion if after a week and a half he is not yet out of the concussion protocol. Either that or the Patriots are milking it trying to keep the Eagles guessing.”

    The average time for players to clear the protocol in 2017 was 7 – 10 days. The AFCCG was on January 21st. It is now the 31st, 10 days after the hit. He appears to be in the final stage of the protocol, where he can do on field drills and work but not participate in contact drills. There is nothing indicating it is a “bad concussion” or not for that matter.

    And exactly how are the Pats convincing the independent neurologist to not clear him if he should be, just to milk it? Do you really think a doctor is going to risk his professional reputation to help a football team? If you do you’re cuucoo for cocoa puffs. I don’t think you understand how the protocol works.

  11. “As an Eagles fan I want him to play and be healthy. No excuses should the Pats lose.”

    Pats fans, except the fake Pats fans that post here, rarely make excuses for injuries. The Eagles have their share too I believe. Whether or not Gronk plays the expectation by Pats fans will be the Pats can win the game.

  12. I expect the Pats to play fast and Philly to be confused and bewildered trying to cover all those receivers.

    41-13 Pats

  13. terripet says:
    January 31, 2018 at 5:50 pm
    One hit n he’s done

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    Well, it would aid your soon-to-be-erroneous Super Bowl prediction, I can tell you that…

    What’s more likely though is that Gronk will be MVP of the game.

  14. I think the Patriots will be the last to practice in that facility. The vikings new headquarters in eagan opens up this spring. Patriots are probably laughing at winter parks outdated buildings and equipment.

  15. Ken Davis says:
    January 31, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    As an Eagles fan I want him to play and be healthy. No excuses should the Pats lose.

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    As a Patriot fan I am hopeful that if the Patriots can win…that Eagles fans won’t resort to claiming any nonsense about the refs helping the Patriots. A few other teams recently looked like fools when they resorted to that weak excuse for losing..

    I can only recall one instance where a ref actually helped a team during a game. That game was during the playoffs on January 10 2015. It is known that one of the referees was doing some on field coaching and telling Ravens defenders which Patriot player they should cover.

    The Ravens coach then looked somewhat foolish when Brady called him out for not understanding the rule book. Many people believe that it was the Ravens coach who initiated the deflategate scam to exact revenge for what Brady said.

  16. steelercrazy says:
    January 31, 2018 at 7:31 pm
    Don’t you need a brain to have a concussion? Sounds like a ruse.

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    True enough…..no doubt Mike Tomlin never suffered a concussion


  17. nhpats says:
    January 31, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    steelercrazy says:
    January 31, 2018 at 7:31 pm
    Don’t you need a brain to have a concussion? Sounds like a ruse.

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    True enough…..no doubt Mike Tomlin never suffered a concussion”

    Which explains why he has never had a losing season. Unlike any other coach who has been around even close to as long as he has. But thanks for making yourself sound like a complete fool. smh at #cluelessfootballfans

  18. Ken Davis says:
    January 31, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    As an Eagles fan I want him to play and be healthy. No excuses should the Pats lose.
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    There won’t be any excuses. The Eagles are without Wentz. If the Eagles win on Sunday, they are the better and more deserving team. Period.

    Go Patriots!

  19. thepftpoetinreverse says:
    January 31, 2018 at 4:49 pm
    They said that after he took that hit from Barry Church.. all he kept saying was.. “wow….. wow….. wow…. wow…”
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    This is a complete fabrication

  20. A team that employs tactics to confuse the refs, deflates footballs, and spies on other teams cannot be trusted to do anything above board. I wouldn’t just take these reports about Gronkowski with a grain of salt. I’d take them and flush them down the toilet.

  21. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    February 1, 2018 at 10:00 am
    A team that employs tactics to confuse the refs, deflates footballs, and spies on other teams cannot be trusted to do anything above board. I wouldn’t just take these reports about Gronkowski with a grain of salt. I’d take them and flush them down the toilet.

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    “Confuse the refs”? The refs were bit confused….in fact they were telling the Ravens’ DBs who to cover. The only ones confused were John Harbaugh and his players. And he and the team still have not recovered.

  22. factpurveyor says:
    January 31, 2018 at 7:43 pm
    Ken Davis says:
    January 31, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    As an Eagles fan I want him to play and be healthy. No excuses should the Pats lose.

    ———————————————————————————–
    As a Patriot fan I am hopeful that if the Patriots can win…that Eagles fans won’t resort to claiming any nonsense about the refs helping the Patriots. A few other teams recently looked like fools when they resorted to that weak excuse for losing..

    I can only recall one instance where a ref actually helped a team during a game. That game was during the playoffs on January 10 2015. It is known that one of the referees was doing some on field coaching and telling Ravens defenders which Patriot player they should cover.

    The Ravens coach then looked somewhat foolish when Brady called him out for not understanding the rule book. Many people believe that it was the Ravens coach who initiated the deflategate scam to exact revenge for what Brady said.

    100% correct. In the world of circumstantial evidence there is no clearer example. The timing was spot on perfect for a setup. It’s the only explanation that actually makes sense and fits the timelines. Ran out of time to finish testing Colts balls? More like realized that if you finished testing them you’d be exposed. They just didn’t think it out but went too far down the road to turn back. Exposing this scam would have brought the league to it’s knees so Brady & NE were the sacrifice.

  23. hje118 says:
    January 31, 2018 at 5:21 pm
    Blah blah blah. See you at 100% in 4 days Gronk. Same with Brady, let’s knock off the mind games. Same old Pats but without a walking boot this time.

    Amen to that. Next think ya know, Brady will be complaining about a hangnail & Belichick will say the Philly D is the best since the ’85 Bears. What a charade these guys put on before they play.

  24. steelercrazy says:
    January 31, 2018 at 7:31 pm
    Don’t you need a brain to have a concussion? …
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    nhpats says:
    January 31, 2018 at 8:27 pm
    True enough…..no doubt Mike Tomlin never suffered a concussion”
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    notwhoyouthinkitis says:
    January 31, 2018 at 9:30 pm
    Which explains why he has never had a losing season. Unlike any other coach who has been around even close to as long as he has. But thanks for making yourself sound like a complete fool. smh at #cluelessfootballfans

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    Are think that the perennial underachieving Browns and Bengals (four annual wins guaranteed) are a more likely explanation as to why Tomlin has a winning record, but hey, a win’s a win.

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