Buccaneers list Rob Gronkowski as doubtful for Sunday night

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Tom Brady will return to Gillette Stadium on Sunday night. Rob Gronkowski may not.

The Buccaneers have listed Gronkowski as doubtful for the game against the Patriots, due to a rib injury he suffered five days ago against the Rams. Gronkowski officially did not practice all week, even though he was spotted on the practice field today.

Technically, doubtful means that the player falls somewhere between the broad gulf of just under 50-50 to zero percent likely to play. It doesn’t get used as often as it could, if the goal is to create doubt in the mind of an opponent.

The next question becomes whether he travels to New England. Often, a player on a visiting team stays behind, with his status downgraded to out the day before the game.

Also out for the Bucs is running back Gio Bernard (knee) and cornerback Jamel Dean (knee). Linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul is questionable with a shoulder injury.

19 responses to “Buccaneers list Rob Gronkowski as doubtful for Sunday night

  1. He’d have to be in serious pain or at risk of greater injury to not play in this game. Brady to Gronk for a TD in Foxboro again and that place would explode.

  2. Gamesmanship… no chance that Gronk doesn’t play. They just want BB to not game plan for him.
    This is going to be a closer game then most think.

  3. That’s some high quality gamesmanship from Coach BA right there. Playing mind games with BB. I love it!

  4. Did ya’ll know that when you spell Gronkowski backwards it spells out this way, “SOFT” it’s true just did it three times in a row……
    Tampa Bay? Paper champions……. I Said It!!!!!!

  5. Shinnbone says:
    October 1, 2021 at 6:07 pm
    Did ya’ll know that when you spell Gronkowski backwards it spells out this way, “SOFT” it’s true just did it three times in a row……
    Tampa Bay? Paper champions……. I Said It!!!!!!
    ___________________________________________________________

    Wow this is the silliest take I have seen in a while. But then you made the paper champions thing and took it down to a whole other level of foolishness. Both were and are competitors who took tons of punishment and still got the job done. Reality doesn’t change because the uniform did.

  6. Brady will just throw all the Gronk passes to Brown, who also might be playing with some vengeance factors.

  7. He’s being paid by Vegas to be a pawn to get gamblers to bet on new England now. Him and Brady are big time sleezebags who would definitely do something like that. We all know what’s going on

  8. …..
    skcusoirolf says:
    October 1, 2021 at 4:38 pm
    Gamesmanship… no chance that Gronk doesn’t play. They just want BB to not game plan for him.
    ……
    What a brilliant move, Belichick has never been up against the genius of the likes of this. Not only would he not game plan for grok, he won’t even realize he’s on the field and gronk will get 6-7 tds.

    Perhaps you should take your talents to Jacksonville, they really could use it

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