Report: Rob Gronkowski cleared from concussion protocol

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will play Sunday as he said he would earlier this week.

Doctors have cleared Gronkowski from concussion protocol, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Gronkowski is scheduled to meet with reporters at the team’s media availability at 5 p.m. ET, via Rapoport.

NFL rules prohibit players in concussion protocol from speaking to the media.

“He’s a good player, so we’re always happy to have him out there,” cornerback Stephon Gilmore said Wednesday.

Gronkowski made 69 catches for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns this season.

60 responses to “Report: Rob Gronkowski cleared from concussion protocol

  1. Oh my gosh!! I’ve been worried sick about this all week. Wasn’t sure he’d make Sunday

  2. 15.7 yards per catch average……..1 Touchdown every other game average

    Blocks better than any TE in the game today.

    Will be a huge weapon for Tom this Sunday.

  3. i thumbs down your comment says:
    February 1, 2018 at 4:16 pm
    Oh my gosh!! I’ve been worried sick about this all week. Wasn’t sure he’d make Sunday

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    I honestly thought Goodell might try something funny here with regards to the concussion.

  4. Zero surprise and excellent news both for obviously the team and him too. Glad the big guy is all right.

    And no there’s no “cheating” here cupcakes, this was an independent neurologist who cleared him. 🙂

  5. Glad to hear this not unexpected news. Gronk makes the NFL better no matter who you root for.
    If he wasn’t allowed to speak to the media, where did all the quotes come from of him saying he thought he would be cleared etc.?

    Looking forward to the game, wish it was on Saturday night or that Monday was a national holiday.

  6. After you get a concussion, the next one comes easier. With one well placed shoulder, or a Rosey Grier style head slap coming off the line, Gronk’s egg can be scrambled again. Might be worth a 15 yard penalty and a fine to help get a superbowl win. Before you pats fan get butthurt remember your team doesn’t hesitate to get away with the multiple pick plays…Um “rub routes” they use to get so wide open on key plays.

  7. Wow – a shocker! Great job by those “geniuses” in New England, keeping the Eagles guessing about Gronk’s status until Thursday. Pederson/Schwartz are now going to have to redo their entire gameplan.

  8. stampnhawk says:
    February 1, 2018 at 4:27 pm
    He’s gotta be one of the hardest protocol tests to decipher.
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    I love Gronk, but that’s pretty funny.

    Hey Rob, do you remember your favorite number?

  9. Shocking. Not. Who was the independent protocol doctor? Name? What ties does he have to the Pats? Has anyone checked his bank account? Pats are buying the game again.

  10. “Who was the independent protocol doctor? Name? What ties does he have to the Pats? Has anyone checked his bank account? Pats are buying the game again.”

    Don’t you realize how ludicrous that claim is? Neurologists make huge bank. One that is established and has a reputation good enough that the league would hire them is already going to be a millionaire quite a few times over. Not to mention the huge paychecks the NFL is giving them.

    You’re nuts if you think a respected and successful doctor who is already quite wealthy, would take a bribe to clear a player and risk his professional reputation and license. Not to mention the liability he would hold if Gronk suffered another more serious concussion in the Super Bowl as a result. He would be vulnerable to the mother of all malpractice suits, as would the team be.

    Futhermore, the average time for a player to clear the protocol in 2017 was 7 – 10 days. The AFCCG was on the 21st. This is the 11th day after the game so it actually took longer than the average time this season to clear him.

    But yeah, the Pats paid off the neurologist. SMH

  11. “He’s gotta be one of the hardest protocol tests to decipher.”

    Only if you’re foolish enough to believe the public frat boy persona he puts out there. He’s actually quite a smart guy, and among other things has made it well known he’s saved virtually all his NFL money and lived off endorsements so he’s set for life.

  12. The question that cleared him was, “where are you playing this Sunday? And his answer was, “some where a team plays that never has won a super bowl.”

  13. HAHAHA of course he is!!! I try to keep hate out of my vocabulary, but I honestly HATE the Pats entire organization. Let’s see how many thumbs down I can get…..

  14. I wonder if the ref’s and NFL allow the eagle player looking for bounty-gate money to stay in the game when he gets the next KO?
    15 yards and a 21K $ fine is not enough when you take out such a big weapon.

  15. Any hopes of potential upset by the Eagles have been officially destroyed. Gronk’s return is a dagger.

  16. billsfanattick says:
    February 1, 2018 at 4:54 pm
    HAHAHA of course he is!!! I try to keep hate out of my vocabulary, but I honestly HATE the Pats entire organization. Let’s see how many thumbs down I can get…..

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    Yeah, I don’t even get this. Somehow its cheating because he cleared the protocol after 11 days? Almost 2 weeks? If it was a regular season game he would have missed time.

    Meanwhile, Ladarius White was cleared after about 11 minutes but hes still screaming about his life was almost ended…..

  17. belichickdominatedjoemontana says:
    February 1, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    52-10.

    Come back and check the score on Sunday night.

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    All the Patriots Super Bowl games in the Belichick/Brady era have been very close win or lose. I hope it stays that way this Sunday.

  18. Will it matter if Gronkowski plays? The Patriots are so in the heads of their opponents that even if the Eagles are ahead the script goes like this:
    Cut to shot of Brady on sidelines firing up the Pats. Pats make a few plays, Eagles start to doubt, Pats score touchdown. Super Bowl. See Jaguars, see Falcons.

  19. Nice call Boomer, Boomer. I hope Gronk carries the entire defensive secondary down the field on his back as he scores his third TD Sunday. That would put the icing on the second time the Pats have stomped the Eagles in the superbowl!

  20. Pats win 66-3.
    Pats use 663 diamonds in their rings and the haters heads explode. All is well.
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    Most NFL fans respect the Pats and their incredible dominance. It is posts like the above which make us abhore most Pats fans. Newsflash, you had nothing to do with dynasty of your team but, rip that 5 inch bicep in your mirror and tell us one more time what a great stud your are. LOL! Jokers on the left of me, clowns on the right…..stuck in the middle with you!
     

     

  21. “After you get a concussion, the next one comes easier. With one well placed shoulder, or a Rosey Grier style head slap coming off the line, Gronk’s egg can be scrambled again. Might be worth a 15 yard penalty and a fine to help get a superbowl win. Before you pats fan get butthurt remember your team doesn’t hesitate to get away with the multiple pick plays…Um “rub routes” they use to get so wide open on key plays.”

    Yeah, let’s compare legal pick plays to intentionally injuring someone’s brain.

    My word you people have gone completely off the deep end.

  22. billswillnevermove says:
    February 1, 2018 at 4:28 pm
    Good, both teams need to be healthy as can be for this game

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    Umm…. Carson Wentz?

  23. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    February 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm
    Any hopes of potential upset by the Eagles have been officially destroyed. Gronk’s return is a dagger

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    Actually, the Eagles D will just not come out – instead, quivering inside their lockers at the fear of a Gronk sighting. Belichick doodoo smells like roses, Gronk is the toughest guy since LT, and Brady doesn’t walk – he levitates. Pats fans spend their time living in a different dimension.

  24. Looking forward to the game, wish it was on Saturday night or that Monday was a national holiday.
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    I always take Monday off after the SB. Too hungover to be productive.

  25. Did Patriots fans exist 10 years ago? Really, it’s a serious question. You guys roll around in hordes acting like you actually play for that team and are so obnoxious that you are making Cowboys’ fans seem modest.

    Meanwhile, our city has been selling out games whether we’ve been 2-14 or 14-2 for the length of our franchise. Our CITY, not a collection of states.

    Seriously, get over yourselves. I used to hope the Patriots won, but now actually cheer against them because their fans are just absolute tools. I thought Red Sox fans were bad when I went to Fenway, but you guys are even worse.

    If on Sunday you can beat a team without their franchise QB, LT and MLB … congrats. Better hope you do. Otherwise, time to eat a HUGE crow.

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