No Rob Gronkowski at Tuesday’s practice

AP

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski left Monday’s practice early after pulling up while running a route and his absence extended into Tuesday’s work.

Gronkowski was not spotted among the Patriots players taking part in a second joint session with the Bears ahead of this week’s preseason game between the two teams. There have been multiple reports that whatever caused Gronkowski to leave practice isn’t considered a serious injury, although coach Bill Belichick didn’t address those reports or Gronkowski’s status during his pre-practice press conference.

In addition to Gronkowski’s injury, Monday’s practice featured a scuffle between Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler and Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery that led to Butler getting the rest of the day off. Per reporters on hand for Tuesday’s workout, there has been more of the same including pushing and shoving after Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman took a hit from Bears safety Harold Jones-Quartey.

Edelman had his own injury scare last week, but his participation in team drills this week and reports that he’s been having a good day should quiet any lingering concern. There may be some regarding Gronkowski until he gets back to work, however.

26 responses to “No Rob Gronkowski at Tuesday’s practice

  1. As much as I love Gronk’s potential, isn’t it time to consider that this guy he’s only played an entire season once (2011) and that guy who used to carry players for 10 yards now goes down easy, ostensibly to protect his many damaged parts?

    Paying a LOT of money to keep a big ? on the team. Trade him now for a player instead of a pick, that way the slimeballs at Park Ave can’t steal from you.

  2. No problem surviving without Tammy ( there are 5-7 qb’s that could win super bowl with this team) but if Gronkowski goes down they are done

  3. Asterisk fans

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    So the haters will be mad that gronk doesn’t play a full season that doesn’t make any sense. The only fans of asterisks are the haters so your comment makes no sense

  4. Gronk hasn’t missed many games the last couple years, and prior to that time missed was due to a dirty hit and a freak arm injury. The misconception he’s so terribly injury prone is regurgitated by the same mouth breathers who deny science in favor of hearsay from sore loser franchises. #GOATTE #OneForTomsThumb

  5. I’m actually getting kind of disappointed only two cheating comments? where all the haters?

    I don’t even need coffee anymore I just come on to this site and read all the haters comments and I’m energized ready to go I mean it’s kind of hard to be sleepy when you’re laughing that hard at someone

  6. Poor little whiny Pats haters so hopeful Gronk will be out.

    Hate to tell you its already been let out to the local media that its very minor and the Pats will take precautions now during these meaningless games so they have him for the regular season.

    Keep dreaming though. Its good to have dreams.

  7. nflequalswwe says:
    Aug 16, 2016 12:10 PM
    Gronk hasn’t missed many games the last couple years, and prior to that time missed was due to a dirty hit and a freak arm injury. The misconception he’s so terribly injury prone is regurgitated by the same mouth breathers who deny science in favor of hearsay from sore loser franchises. #GOATTE #OneForTomsThumb

    Well I can’t agree with you on this one and I’m a Pats fan since before they drafted Plunkett. The guy has amazing potential but this team wasn’t built on using one superstar receiver as much as they had used Gronk in the past. They are tying up a chunk o’ $ and I haven’t seen the results I’d like to see in situations. Season totals aren’t always useful since stats can be piled up in garbage time or against bad matchups. I say one more season and if he’s not back closer to where he was then it’s time to think trade. Add to all of this the fact that he has a bullseye on him where refs are concerned. I’m not saying the fix is in, though it would be no surprise if it was, but he can scratch his nose without an OPI or OH call. He gets mugged constantly but very few DPI or holding flags in his favor. It tilts the scale against him.

    Gronk, I love you man but this is about winning. Nothin’ personal.

  8. “this guy used to be so good, my have time changed fast!”

    SMH the sad and pathetic level of knowledge of so many NFL fans today.

    Gronks stats from last year –

    72 catches, 1176 yards, avg/catch 16.3 yds, 11 TDs

    So far this season there has been one meaningless preseason game that Gronk did not play in because he was held out so there’s not chance of getting a serious injury before the regular season.

    You want to give me a logical reason why he is suddenly “not good” and when that happened?

    What was that? You don’t have one? Only the whiny, gut level response of the Pats hater that ignores all facts relating to what you’re commenting on?

  9. It’s obvious you have NE on the brain, but come on. Based on the comments posted, it seems that trolling is a lost art. Zero comedic value. Zero creativity. Zero entertainment. You girls need to step up your game. With every passing day you prove to be nothing more than the weakling little get-a-life-already sissies everybody thought you were from the beginning. You know that NE is going to Gronk your team anyway, so have some pride and man up already. Yikes.

  10. Overblown Ogre
    Always Hurt
    Always Talking
    Always Hurt

    JM: “Pow……where did that truck come from” 🙂

  11. youknowiknowitall says:
    Aug 16, 2016 10:35 PM
    It’s obvious you have NE on the brain, but come on. Based on the comments posted, it seems that trolling is a lost art. Zero comedic value. Zero creativity. Zero entertainment. You girls need to step up your game. With every passing day you prove to be nothing more than the weakling little get-a-life-already sissies everybody thought you were from the beginning. You know that NE is going to Gronk your team anyway, so have some pride and man up already. Yikes.
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    Gronk sure is a sissy when he plays Denver.

  12. Gronk does miss a lot due to injuries but he still has a few good years left. He needs to rest and just play in real games. Without him Tom would look like a “game manager”– with Gronk.. and now Bennett the sky is the limit.

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