Report: Rob Gronkowski to play Thursday night

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is listed as questionable for Thursday night’s game against the Colts, but word is that he’ll be in the lineup for New England.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Gronkowski is expected to play despite an ankle injury. Gronkowski returned for a limited practice on Wednesday after leaving last Sunday’s game early and earning a non-participant label on the first two injury reports of the week.

Assuming that’s the case, Thursday night will mark the first time since November 27, 2016 that the Patriots will have Gronkowski and wide receiver Julian Edelman on the field for the same game. Gronkowski missed the rest of the 2016 season with a back injury while Edelman is returning after a torn ACL last year and a four-game suspension to kick off this season.

Edelman’s presence may help take some defensive attention away from Gronkowski. After eight catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in the opener, Gronkowski has 16 catches for 110 yards over the last three games.

46 responses to “Report: Rob Gronkowski to play Thursday night

  1. Might be better to rest him against this team. Long season, and the Colts are already mentally beaten against the Pats before they walk through the door anyway.

  2. Gronk, Edelman, Gordon, White, Michel, Hogan, Dorsett Padderson….. yeah, good luck stopping that!!!…. oh yeah, throw some guy called TB12 into that mix as well & some other guys known as B.B.& J.M……. just roll over & play dead…. should be over by halftime…..
    How DEFLATING for the Colts!!!!

  3. terripet says:
    October 4, 2018 at 7:36 am
    Won’t last till halftime

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    True. If what you mean is that most of America will lose interest once the score is out of hand. Gronk and the rest of the Patriots will be in joking around/high five mode by then.

  4. Good thing the Colts have a lot of practice at sneaking back out of cities in the dead of night.

  5. We’re more interested in what asinine thing the colts will do and will it be better than the fake punt? This is Thursday, you gotta best the Buttfumble.

  6. I could see Gronk going off tonight, or just as easily be a decoy and sitting once the game is in hand. SAYING that you never know in the NFL. Few weeks ago Minnesota got CRUSHED Bills. No one thought that was going to happen. I would think it wouldn’t here, but that is how they keep the lights on in VEGAS 🙂

  7. Patriots do what everyone screams about – pull a guy with the score out of hand and hte player not 100%
    Everyone immediately goes overboard on analyzing said injury.

  8. tylawspick6 says:
    October 4, 2018 at 8:06 am
    told ya

    booger mcfarland claimed kelce was the best te in tne league
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    Ol’ booger obviously meant “Kelce is the best slot receiver in the league who happens to have the letter ‘TE’ next to his name in the game program.

    If you need a TE to pass block or run block who would you choose? Gronk. Kelce is an outstanding player of course but he is really a slot receiver and come contract time he is going to want to be paid as a WR not a TE (like Jimmy Graham did). All around old fashioned TE play? Gronk is one of the greatest ever

  9. ikeclanton says:
    October 4, 2018 at 7:57 am
    terripet says:
    October 4, 2018 at 7:36 am
    Won’t last till halftime

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    True. If what you mean is that most of America will lose interest once the score is out of hand. Gronk and the rest of the Patriots will be in joking around/high five mode by then.

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    Yes, thats exactly what I mean.

  10. terripet says: Won’t last till halftime
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    He’s been playing injured, 89% of offense’s snaps so far, and thus clearly far less brittle than salty Colts fans. If it wasn’t BOTH for Edelman’s absence AND the team working in some new guys he’d have prob been doing 0-25% mere decoy stuff. But don’t worry, he’ll be rested by halftime.

  11. Max Cady says:
    October 4, 2018 at 8:43 am
    He would’ve been a Hall of Famer if he wasn’t made of tin and had a better quarterback

    some people would sound smart if they try so hard to sound so stupid

  12. As long as teams kerp doubling and tripling Gronk all he needs do is line up down there and say “Hi guys” when they come over. Then he just runs forward a little ways and hangs out with them. No heavy lifting necessary. Thats what the Pats were doing against Miami, Brady then used the other weapons that were now now getting covered well enough. White was having his way. Suddenly Dorsett and Patterson were looking better. Patterson got an easy TD simply because the defense decided he wasn’t worth worrying about. And then you have Gordon getting ino the mix, and this week Edelman. So Gronk says “Hi guys” with a big happy smile.

  13. PAUL SOUSA says:
    October 4, 2018 at 8:59 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    October 4, 2018 at 8:06 am
    told ya

    booger mcfarland claimed kelce was the best te in tne league
    ————-
    Ol’ booger obviously meant “Kelce is the best slot receiver in the league who happens to have the letter ‘TE’ next to his name in the game program.

    If you need a TE to pass block or run block who would you choose? Gronk. Kelce is an outstanding player of course but he is really a slot receiver and come contract time he is going to want to be paid as a WR not a TE (like Jimmy Graham did). All around old fashioned TE play? Gronk is one of the greatest ever

    1 0 Rate This

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    Yep. He’s more of a move TE. He’s finesse. He’s not a good blocker. It’s just so insulting to Gronk and to any edcuated fan’s intelligence. This was like when they used to claim Jimmy Graham was on Gronk’s level. lmao

    Gronk is a 1st ballot HOFer, while Graham and a Kelce are not.

    It’s just that simple.

    Watch Chung contain or take out Kelce a week from Sunday, too.

  14. This is the game where I wish they had Hill. Or even Blount again.

    I wanna see a 300 yard rushing game 🙂

  15. Watch Chung contain or take out Kelce a week from Sunday, too.
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    Very likely.

    I’ve never seen Chung involved in a play when he wasn’t holding.

  16. GoodellMustGo says:
    October 4, 2018 at 9:33 am
    This is the game where I wish they had Hill. Or even Blount again.

    I wanna see a 300 yard rushing game 🙂
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    …or even, Gray, or whatever his name was that destroyed the Colts several years back.
    Didn’t get many yards against real teams, but the squishy little Colts…DOMINATION!

  17. Gronk will probably have a light workload considering the extra rest coming up and the upcoming schedule. Don’t know what Edelman is going to look like or how long it will take for him to be in football shape as they say. Still working Gordon in. So it’s a work in progress. I kind of wish KC was 3 weeks out so they have time to iron things out but there’s no crying in football….unless you are the Colts or Ravens that is.

  18. dyims says:
    October 4, 2018 at 8:49 am
    stipez, that swinging gate non punt by the dolts was just about on an even keel with the butt fumble.
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    Oh, man! They were both classic moments, but “The Funt” was the greatest play ever!
    Those damn Colts! The gift that keeps on giving!

  19. aarons444 says:
    October 4, 2018 at 10:03 am
    He’s not a good blocker. It’s just so insulting to Gronk and to any edcuated fan’s intelligence.
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    Oh, the irony..

    0 1 Rate This

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    I am afraid you don’t know what irony is. Jimmy Graham and Kelce are move TE.s Finesse TEs.

    They’re nowhere near Gronk’e level as a pure, all around TE. Gronk does it all, the other clowns just want to be a receiver.

    I’ve forgotten more about the sport than you could ever dream of knowing, Eric, but your jealousy of my knowledge is a delight!

  20. Expect former Colt Dorsett to go off, and Allen perhaps to a lesser degree. But I would think they want to continue working on the running game in preparation for that KC game.

  21. First time since nov 2016 that gronk and edelman have both played.
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    Pats have only been in two super bowls since then. They should improve if both stay in the lineup.

  22. Glasskowski better not run into roided up PEDelman. He’ll shatter.

  23. aarons444 says:
    October 4, 2018 at 10:01 am
    Watch Chung contain or take out Kelce a week from Sunday, too.
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    Very likely.

    I’ve never seen Chung involved in a play when he wasn’t holding.

    4 14 Rate This

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    Again, laughable. Gronk is mauled in single man and you don’t say anything, yet you claim the tactician known as Pat CHung, the conference’s best Rover, somehow always holds yet Goodell and his henchmen with the whistles, BEGGING for any made up call to help the PAts’ opponents, just turns their heads?

    LOL!

    You’re so smart, Erin!

  24. terripet says:
    October 4, 2018 at 7:36 am
    Won’t last till halftime

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    Well the last time they played the Pats broke Andrew Luck for about three years

    In the meantime Gronk has collected two SB rings.

  25. @tylawnosepicker6,

    Gronk has nothing to prove to Booger especially by risking injury, we need Gronk to be healthy down the stretch. Gronk’s a hall of famer if he retires tomorrow.

  26. Did anybody actually think the Meathead wasn’t going to play tonight. Same crap every week from the Super Bowl Losers ! HaHaHa

  27. You mean to tell me someone actually listened to anything Booger says? He talks just to hear the marbles rolling around in his head. Most of us can’t hit the mute button fast enough to block that crap.

    As for Gronk…he’ll play some at least!

  28. Again, laughable. Gronk is mauled in single man and you don’t say anything, yet you claim the tactician known as Pat CHung, the conference’s best Rover, somehow always holds yet Goodell and his henchmen with the whistles, BEGGING for any made up call to help the PAts’ opponents, just turns their heads?
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    One thing has nothing to do with the other.

    Good try though.

    Gronks gets held, so its okay that Chung does it?

    Pat logic…

  29. I am afraid you don’t know what irony is.
    =====

    Talks about ‘intelligence’

    Misspells “educated”

    Typing error, I’m sure… nevertheless, pretty much THE definition of irony.

  30. terripet says:
    October 4, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Won’t last till halftime

    I’ll add that to your predictions of Brady getting sacked 4 times and the colts winning by double digits.

    Although you may be right about Gronk. I don’t see him on the field when the Pats have 4 rushing TD’s in the first half.

    PS: Peyton was a choker

  31. The big difference between the butt fumble and the Funt is the butt fumble play had a chance before the ball was snapped. The Funt never had a chance. It was pure stupidity.

  32. I figured he would play he was pulled out of the last cause he tweaked it and they were up big.give him a good tape job and a support in his shoe and monitor his reps he will be fine.

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