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Fantasy Update

13 hours ago
Patriots coach Bill Belichick says the team hasn't made a final decision about Rob Gronkowski's (knee) Week 1 status.
Sep 1, 2014
Likely limited Rob Gronkowski says he has green light to play in the regular-season opener. Gronk: "Definitely not [playing] every single snap. But just get out there, get my feet wet, whatever we game-plan this week, will be good." (Mike Reiss via Twitter) FF Today's Take: It would be nice to hear Bill Belichick echo the same but that's doubtful to happen anytime soon. It appears that the Pats tight end will be on the field Week 1 and if even if he is limited, he's worthy of being in your lineup given his high touchdown rate.
Boston Herald 2 hours ago
Patriots Notebook: Bill Belichick says not so fast, Gronk

Patriots Notebook: Bill Belichick says not so fast, Gronk

Naturally, the Rob Gronkowski revelation seemed too cut and dry to survive the week, and Patriots coach Bill Belichick threw some cold water on the situation yesterday.The tight end declared Monday he would play in Sunday’s season opener in Miami against the Dolphins, but Belichick wasn’t ready to give an official green light.
Pats Pulpit 6 hours ago

Bill Belichick Goes Belichick on Rob Gronkowski's Status

Bill Belichick pumped the brakes on Rob Gronkowski's declaration that he would play Sunday against the Dolphins. Speaking with reporters yesterday, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski stated that he was "ready to go" and would be playing in the team's season opener against the Dolphins. Not so fast Rob! That's not your call. You're questionable, darn it. Questionable. It's always questionable. Now, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has had to pump the brakes on the "Gronkowski cleared to play talk." "Well, I'm glad that Rob's optimistic about his situation. We'll go through the week of...
Rotoworld 13 hours ago

Belichick: No final decision yet on Gronk - Rob Gronkowski (TE) New England Patriots

Patriots coach Bill Belichick says the team hasn't made a final decision about Rob Gronkowski's (knee) Week 1 status.
It Is What It Is | WEEI 14 hours ago

Bill Belichick on Rob Gronkowski’s playing status: ‘We’ll have to make decision that’s best for team’

Rob Gronkowski pronounced himself ready to play on Monday, but in a conference call with the media Tuesday afternoon, Patriots coach Bill Belichick sounded hesitant when it came to giving a thumbs up on the playing status of the tight end. “I’m glad that Rob’s optimistic about his situation,” Belichick said. “We’ll go through the […]
ESPN Fantasy Football 14 hours ago

Fantasy: Rob Gronkowski's Impact

Christopher Harris discusses Rob Gronkowski's impact on the Patriots' fantasy value.
KFFL 15 hours ago

Patriots | Rob Gronkowski plans to wear brace

New England Patriots TE Rob ...

Brady leftovers: On Gronkowski, Wright

A few leftovers from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's talk on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan on Tuesday morning: On Gronkowski saying he will play. At first, Brady did not know that tight end Rob Gronkowski told reporters on Monday that he is good to go and will be playing in Sunday's regular-season opener against Miami. Once Brady heard Gronkowski's comments, he expressed he is looking forward to having a healthy teammate. "Well, I hope so.
Pats Pulpit 17 hours ago
Fantasy Football: Should You Play Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski in Week 1?

Fantasy Football: Should You Play Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski in Week 1?

The Patriots All Pro tight end made himself available for the first week of the regular season; as a fantasy General Manager should you play him? If you have Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on your fantasy team, you've likely spent an early draft pick on him and are pining to see some quick results. As Gronk announced his clearance to play in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins, playing him as your Week 1 tight end might seem like an easy call. This begs the question: Should Gronk be a Week 1 play at tight end? Gronk admit that he will be on a short leash and on a snap count, limiting his...
It Is What It Is | WEEI 20 hours ago

Joe Philbin: Dolphins ‘fully prepared’ for prospect of facing Rob Gronkowski

When they were told Rob Gronkowski announced that he was good to go for Sunday’s regular-season opener, the Dolphins were hardly surprised. “Well, we were fully prepared,” said coach Joe Philbin when asked about Gronkowski’s proclamation. “We saw he’€™s on the 53-man roster, so you have to be prepared for every combination.” The Dolphins have […]

Tim Wright on Rob Gronkowski: ‘I definitely think we can work off each other’

FOXBORO — Among those most excited about the declaration of Rob Gronkowski on Monday was the newest tight end on the team. Tim Wright was acquired by the Patriots to give Tom Brady something he hasn’t had since the heyday of Aaron Hernandez, a legitimate speed threat at tight end opposite Gronkowski. After watching Gronkowski […]
Windy City Gridiron Sep 1, 2014

Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Chicago Bears and beyond

Real live NFL action will be kicking off in just a few days! I'm so excited! And I just can't hide it! I'm about to loose control and I think I like it! 1) If I were the New England Patriots I think I'd be extra cautious with tight end Rob Gronkowski. He claims he'll be good to go week one, but with his injury history I'd limit his snaps the first few weeks. 2) There's no way I'd put my All Pro free safety back to return punts, but that's exactly what the Seattle Seahawks are doing with Earl Thomas. Kudos to head coach Pete Carroll for sticking to his word on an open competition, but I...

Mike Petraglia breaks down the Rob Gronkowski announcement that he’s ‘good to go’ for Sunday

FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia reports that Rob Gronkowski announced publicly Monday that he’s been cleared for NFL games. Gronkowski joked that he was happy to “break the news” himself, a bit of a rarity for a player to announce his readiness for game action for the 2014 season opener Sunday in Miami.

Miami Dolphins not surprised by Rob Gronkowski's pledge to play

DAVIE - Rob Gronkowski put the NFL on notice by saying he intends to play in Sunday’s season-opener against the Miami Dolphins, despite sitting out all of New England’s preseason.

Gronkowski's return means everything

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Things happened fast on Monday morning at New England Patriots team headquarters. Tight end Rob Gronkowski announced that he would play in the team's Sept. 7 opener at the Miami Dolphins, and just moments later, Gronkowski's breaking news was a top story on "SportsCenter." That's when the question was asked to this reporter on the air: What does it mean for the Patriots? The answer: Everything. OK, that might be overstating it a bit given the team's prior success without Gronkowski, but it goes without saying that the Patriots' offense takes on a much different look...
The Phinsider Sep 1, 2014
Rob Gronkowski Cleared to Play Against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday

Rob Gronkowski Cleared to Play Against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday

One of the best tight ends in football announced he's been cleared to play in the week 1 matchup between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowksi has spent the offseason rehabbing after surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL suffered on December 8th, 2013. He's been practicing for weeks, but he was held out of all 4 preseason games and was hoping to be cleared in time to play in the first regular season game between the Patriots and Dolphins. Today, Gronkowski himself announced he was cleared to play on Sunday, and he potentially has a...

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