Patriots rule out Rob Gronkowski

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Tight end Rob Gronkowski didn’t travel to Chicago with the Patriots on Saturday and he won’t be making a last minute appearance in time to play in Sunday’s game against the Bears.

The Patriots have announced that Gronkowski has been ruled out for the game. He was downgraded from questionable to doubtful on Saturday.

Gronkowski has been dealing with an ankle injury for several weeks, but a recurrence of back problems this week appears to be the reason for his absence on Sunday.

The Patriots also ruled out tight end Jacob Hollister on Saturday, so Dwayne Allen will be the only tight end in the lineup against the Bears.

16 responses to “Patriots rule out Rob Gronkowski

  1. How is this not the EXACT same thing the NFL is “investigating” the Dolphins for? Questionable all week, declared out the morning of the game. The patriots abuse these rules as if they don’t apply to them, yet they get a pass? Hell, the pats had him listed as questionable and he didn’t even get on the plane.

  2. How does this have anything to do with the Dolphins? Osweiller took snaps (all? a portion?) with the first team on Thursday of week 6, when the Dolphins injury report implied that Tannehill had taken all of the snaps.

  3. tylawzpick6 says:
    October 21, 2018 at 9:19 am
    How is this not the EXACT same thing the NFL is “investigating” the Dolphins for? Questionable all week, declared out the morning of the game. The patriots abuse these rules as if they don’t apply to them, yet they get a pass? Hell, the pats had him listed as questionable and he didn’t even get on the plane.

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    I hate the Pat’s as much as the next guy, but they had him on the report all week and questionable indicates a chance he won’t play so I don’t see how this is that wrong…

  4. Rob cant handle defensive backs on their feet looking him in the face. He can only handle them when they are face down in the turf. For a coward who hit a prone player lying face down, the coward sure doesn’t seem to be able to take a hit.

  5. Hang in there guys this blight known as patriots bandwagon nation is gonna be gone within the next year or so . Then they go back to doing what they do best…..buying another teams swag

  6. “Rob cant handle defensive backs on their feet looking him in the face. He can only handle them when they are face down in the turf. For a coward who hit a prone player lying face down, the coward sure doesn’t seem to be able to take a hit.”

    Yes Gonk lost his temper at a single player a single time in his whole career. It was wrong, it was not defensible even though said back had been mugging him all game committing penalty after penalty on him the refs did not call. It is not back(s) plural, it is not a pattern like the kind Ndomakung Suh has.

    And he generally handles them just fine and can take a hit just fine. Its when players that know they can’t tackle him do things like come in from the side and put a helmet on his knee that he gets hurt.

  7. tylawzpick6 says:
    October 21, 2018 at 9:19 am

    the pats had him listed as questionable and he didn’t even get on the plane.
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    I don’t know if you know this, but there is more than one airplane that goes from Boston to Chicago.

  8. The Truth says:
    October 21, 2018 at 10:35 am
    Hang in there guys this blight known as patriots bandwagon nation is gonna be gone within the next year or so . Then they go back to doing what they do best…..buying another teams swag

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    Man…that’s one loooong “bandwagon” run then—isn’t it? How can you jump ship when you’ve spent the bulk of your life in it?

    I thought the definition of “bandwagon” was something that’s sudden and transient. I don’t know…

    You might want to look it up.

  9. Gronk was listed as Questionable all week. He was downgraded to Doubtful when he did not travel Saturday. He’s not arriving on a separate flight so he is now listed as Out. The Patriots are in people’s heads so badly they see cheating where none occurs. Their emotional state is so wrecked from decades of dominance, They don’t know what is real and what is not. Their are millions of 20-30 something’s out there that know nothing but Patriots rule. There are meds for this and some of you have apparently stopped taking yours. Again.

    No Gronk means no need to double him, and the absence of his blocking, which combined with the thin right tackle situation is a big advantage for Chicago. The Pats won’t be able to do much with tight end personnel packages. It will be lots of spread sets. Chicago’s defense is at it’s best when they know what’s coming. The Pats defense needs to play well today.

  10. Pats bandwagon fans ???? There is no such thing. This has been going on for 18 years. ANyone born when Brady took over is now an ADULT. THey’ve never known anything else but success.

    ALso, Kraft has a personal jet that was ready to fly Gronk in if his situation changed, so the fact he didn’t fly there with the team means precisely NOTHING.

    Finally, Rob can ABSOLUTELY handle defensive backs on their feet looking him in the face, though it’s more like looking him in the chest. I’d love to see a clown like you get in a ring with him and call him a coward. Sign a waiver so you can’t sue and then run your mouth. That would be quite entertaining for the second or two that it lasted.

  11. tylawzpick6 says:
    October 21, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    The Dolphins had Tannehill listed as questionable all week too. THAT’S THE POINT!
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    LOL chip, it’s not the point at all. League guidelines call for players who take anything other than their usual practice reps to be listed as limited yet Tannehill was listed as a FULL participant in practice on Wednesday and Thursday despite the fact Osweiler was taking the bulk of the practice snaps. In contrast Gronkowski was listed as a limited participant in practice all week.

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