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Fantasy Update

Aug 18, 2014
Rob Gronkowski (knee) says he plans to play all 16 games.
Aug 16, 2014
Nick Foles compared Zach Ertz to Rob Gronkowski for Ertz's ability to stretch the defense, make tough catches, and thrive on athleticism.
Cat Scratch Reader 5 mins ago

Made from Scratch: Panthers at Patriots

Due to the short week, this special edition of "Made from Scratch" will feature lunch sized portions of all your favorite dishes. All specials listed below come with chips, and a fountain drink. No substitutions, and no whining when you don't get your way. I'm looking at you Tom Brady. After a short five day rest, the Panthers will travel to Gillette stadium to face the New England Patriots in what is sure to be a chippier than normal preseason game. We all know how the last game ended. Robert Lester made off with the last chicken salad sandwich, and because Rob Gronkowski was currently in...
Pats Pulpit Aug 19, 2014
New England Patriots Links 8/19/14 - Many Happy Returns at Final Camp Practice

New England Patriots Links 8/19/14 - Many Happy Returns at Final Camp Practice

Daily News and Links for 8/19/14 TEAM TALK Paul Perillo blogs from camp: Gronkowski, Easley turn it up, Mayo, Hooman return and more. Erik Scalavino shares some news and notes from the final public practice of camp: Hooman returns. Andy Hart projects the 53-man roster: Ridley, Vereen, White and Finch are the RBs. Press Conference - Bill Belichick (14.08 min. video) Patriots Today - Gronkowski and Easley in on 11-on-11 drills. (2.15 min. video) Locker Room Uncut - Rob Gronkowski: "I've progressed a lot out there." (4.34 min. video) Patriots All Access - Tom Brady sits down with...
Boston Herald Aug 19, 2014

Patriots Notebook: Rob Gronkowski fully engaged

FOXBORO — Rob Gronkowski reached a significant checkpoint yesterday in his quest to be ready for the start of the regular season in Miami in three weeks.For the first time since undergoing surgery on his torn right ACL, the all-world tight end competed in full-team drills.Gronkowski’s work had been limited primarily to individual drills, one-on-one work with Tom Brady and Darrelle Revis, and a few 7-on-7 repetitions.To the surprise of nobody, Brady hit Gronkowski with his first try in front of a complete defense.
Boston Globe Aug 18, 2014

Patriots Training Camp Notes: Rob Gronkowski Makes First Appearance in Team Drills

Rob Gronkowski was participating in 11-on-11 drills for the first time in training camp, and he immediately made his presence felt.

Rob Gronkowski clears another rehab hurdle with return to live practice action

FOXBORO — Rob Gronkowski took another step forward in his rehab Monday, as he got extensive work in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills while in full pads. The tight end acknowledged that he’€™s still on the road to recovery after last year’€™s season-ending knee injury, but just the sight of him on the practice field with […]
FFToday Aug 18, 2014

Gronk takes part in 11-on-11 drills

TE continuing comeback from ACL, MCL tears TE Rob Gronkowski taking another step in his progression, participating in 11-on-11 drills for first time. Lot of balls thrown his way. (Mike Reiss on Twitter) FF Today's Take: It's been a summer full of mostly positive news in Gronkowski's recovery, but he still remains one of the biggest injury risk-reward players in fantasy. He is unlikely to take a snap in the preseason and still questionable for Week 1, although getting the Patriots to update his status in that regard figures to be useless. Gronk's current ADP is in the middle...
KFFL Aug 18, 2014

Patriots | Rob Gronkowski part of drills

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Final Patriots open practice at 2 p.m.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots are holding their final practice of training camp that is open to the public at 2 p.m. ET on Monday. Here is the media-based schedule: 1:45 p.m. -- Bill Belichick news conference 2 p.m. -- Practice 4:30 p.m. -- Player interviews The Patriots seemed to come out of Friday's preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles healthy on the injury front. A few things we'll be monitoring today: 1. Any further progress from recovering players such as Rob Gronkowski, Dominique Easley and Aaron Dobson, among others.

Rookie TE Justin Jones back in fold

The New England Patriots have re-signed rookie tight end Justin Jones, who was released by the team on Aug. 10. The 6-foot-8, 275-pound Jones played in the preseason opener but was let go three days later with Bill Belichick saying, "We're looking for guys that are improving and when they stop making improvements then ... you feel like you've got to move on." While Jones might not have been improving at the desired rate, he adds depth at a position where the Patriots are thin because the top three players on the depth chart -- Rob Gronkowski, Michael Hoomanawanui and D.
Rotoworld Aug 16, 2014

Foles compares Ertz to ex-teammate Gronkowski - Zach Ertz (TE) Philadelphia Eagles

Nick Foles compared Zach Ertz to Rob Gronkowski for Ertz's ability to stretch the defense, make tough catches, and thrive on athleticism.
Pats Pulpit Aug 13, 2014

Rob Gronkowski Injury Update: Not a Week 1 Guarantee

While most of us had assumed that tight end Rob Gronkowski would be ready for week one of the regular season, that may not be the case. When Rob Gronkowski began practicing at the outset of training camp without a stint on the Active/PUP list as many had expected, most believed that he would presumably be 100% by the time week one of the regular season arrived. As it turns out, this may not be the case. Gronkowski has continued to be limited in practice sessions. He's participated in most individual drills, but has stayed away from contact and team work. Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com...
FFChamps.com Aug 13, 2014

Gronk 50/50 To Play In Week 1

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, a source with knowledge of the situation said that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is 50-50 to play in Week 1. He tore his ACL and MCL against Cleveland in Week 14.Fantasy Spin:Gronkowski hasn't been cleared for contact yet, but when the Patriots kept him off the active/PUP list to start training camp it was thought to be a sign he would be ready for Week 1. Of course, he wasn't placed on the PUP list at the start of last season but he still missed the first six games while recovering from forearm and back surgery. He's an extremely risky pick...
FFToday Aug 12, 2014

Gronk may not be available for week 1

Returning from ACL injury From time to time throughout the offseason, reports have emerged that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be ready to go (or words to that effect) on Week One after suffering a torn ACL late in the 2013 regular season. Given his slow return from a broken arm last season, that seemed overly optimistic. Gronkowski's fairly slow start to camp has made it seem like much less than a sure thing. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Gronkowski's anticipated Week One availability sits at 50-50, with perhaps a shade above the even-money proposition. ...
Pats Pulpit Aug 12, 2014

Preseason Week 2 Patriots vs Eagles Joint Pratice: Day 1 Open Thread

Open discussion thread for the Patriots joint practice with the Philadelphia Eagles. Today marks the first day of joint practices between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. Bill Belichick has made a point of having referees at the camp to show players and coaches how calls will be upheld during the season. He has asked for thorough explanations for the violating players as the refs will be throwing flags throughout practice. This should mark the first round of practices for Aaron Dobson and Dominique Easley, while Rob Gronkowski continues on his path of rehabilitation;...

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