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Patriots coach Bill Belichick stands up for Rob Gronkowski amidst injuries

It is no secret that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is in the midst of a down year. However, head coach Bill Belichick does not undermine what he brings to the table. There is plenty of speculation regarding Gronkowski’s performance in the 2018 NFL season. According to Sam Quinn of 247 Sports, Belichick […] The post Patriots coach Bill Belichick stands up for Rob Gronkowski amidst injuries appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Doug Kyed and Courtney Cox on Rob Gronkowski's potential return

Patriots beat writer Doug Kyed chats with NESN.com's Courtney Cox about Rob Gronkowski and all of the other returns from the Patriots injury list after this week's bye.

Belichick looks ahead to taking on the Jets Sunday afternoon

Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick talks about Rob Gronkowski and what the Patriots are diving into this week at practice before taking on the New York Jets on Sunday.

James White on how Patriots offense can improve against Jets

Patriots running back James White talks about how they can improve after the bye week heading into the Patriots matchup against the Jets and what it will mean to the team to have Rob Gronkowski back.

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Injury update: Rob Gronkowski expected to return next Sunday

The NFL’s best tight end will be back against the Jets. After looking like one of the NFL’s best units between weeks four and seven, the New England Patriots offense took a step back recently and began to struggle with consistency. One of the reasons for that might be injuries suffered by three core players: running back Sony Michel, right guard Shaq Mason and tight end Rob Gronkowski. Luckily for the team, its current bye week gives the trio additional time to rehab before returning. And return they ultimately will: Michel was already active against the Tennessee Titans last Sunday,...

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Adam Schefter Believes Rob Gronkowski ‘Just Doesn’t Look The Same’

Rob Gronkowski has missed three games this season while battling ankle and back injuries. Even when he’s been on the... Read More »

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Patriots TE Dwayne Allen to miss a few weeks with knee injury

As the New England Patriots prepare for their stretch run towards the playoffs, injuries are beginning to become a factor. Rob Gronkowski has missed quite a bit of time this season with injury, but now it is another tight end that is expected to miss some serious time with a knee injury. According to a […] The post Patriots TE Dwayne Allen to miss a few weeks with knee injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Patriots QB Tom Brady hoping Rob Gronkowski is the same player when he returns

Throughout much of this season, New England Patriots Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski has had his difficulties dealing with nagging back and ankle injuries that have limited his availability and performance on the field. It has brought forth questions whether Gronkowski can return to playing at a high level that has become accustomed to […] The post Patriots QB Tom Brady hoping Rob Gronkowski is the same player when he returns appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Injury update: Dwayne Allen suffered knee injury that could sideline him “a few weeks”

The Patriots are thin at tight end. The New England Patriots have relied heavily on blocking tight end Dwayne Allen this year due to a series of injuries to fellow tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Jacob Hollister. Allen left Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans with a knee injury and NFL Network’s Mike Giardi reports that Allen “won’t need surgery, but is expected to miss a few weeks.” The Patriots are entering their bye week, so hopefully any time lost by Allen will be minimal. New England also faces the New York Jets after the bye, so Allen might be able to rest and return...

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Injury update: Patriots TE Dwayne Allen suffered knee injury that could sideline him “a few weeks”

The Patriots are thin at tight end. The New England Patriots have relied heavily on blocking tight end Dwayne Allen this year due to a series of injuries to fellow tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Jacob Hollister. Allen left Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans with a knee injury and NFL Network’s Mike Giardi reports that Allen “won’t need surgery, but is expected to miss a few weeks.” The Patriots are entering their bye week, so hopefully any time lost by Allen will be minimal. New England also faces the New York Jets after the bye, so Allen might be able to rest and return...

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Patriots rule out Shaq Mason versus Titans; Ted Karras to start again

Ted Karras will start another game. A look at their final injury report of the week shows that the New England Patriots are slowly getting healthier — good news for a team that is heading into its bye week after today’s game against the Tennessee Titans. However, today’s contest in Nashville might still see the team play without some of its most valuable players: while running back Sony Michel is on track to play, two fellow starters are not. As was already reported yesterday, tight end Rob Gronkowski has made the trip to Tennessee but is not expected to be active. Meanwhile, the...

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Patriots news: Sony Michel likely to play vs. Titans

The New England Patriots are unlikely to have Rob Gronkowski for Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans. But on the bright side, running back Sony Michel is likely to make his return after his recent absence, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Patriots RB Sony Michel, listed as questionable for Sunday with a knee injury, is […] The post Patriots news: Sony Michel likely to play vs. Titans appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski says ‘more challenging’ to play through injuries

In the last couple of weeks, it has been difficult for the New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski to stay on the field due to nagging back issues that have forced him to miss two out of the last three games played. This has also forced him to perform at a level below […] The post Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski says ‘more challenging’ to play through injuries appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rob Gronkowski likely out vs. Titans

Subtitle: Pats hope rest now helps laterFOXBORO — The Patriots appear to be taking the long view with Rob Gronkowski.Poised for another deep playoff run, the Pats know their chances in January are best when their game-changing tight end is at full strength. Or at least close to it.Listed as questionable with back and ankle injuries, Gronkowski would not commit to playing tomorrow in Tennessee, calling it a “coach’s decision.”However, a source indicated that Gronkowski is not expected to suit up against the Titans. The Pats seem to be hoping that some rest in November will allow...

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Rob Gronkowski not expected to play against Tennessee Titans (report)

Gronk was one of six Patriots listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.

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Sony Michel, Rob Gronkowski questionable for Patriots' trip to play Tennessee Titans

New England listed six players as questionable on Friday's injury report.

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Patriots Injuries: Rob Gronkowski, Sony Michel Among Six Questionable Vs. Titans

Rob Gronkowski didn’t offer any indication of whether he plans to play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, and neither did... Read More »

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Week 10 Patriots vs Titans Friday injury report: 6 Patriots QUESTIONABLE, but no one is declared OUT!

The Patriots are getting healthier! The (7-2) New England Patriots released their final injury report ahead of Sunday’s game with the (4-4) Tennessee Titans. The Patriots are healthier and I would expect the majority of the team to be removed from the injury report following the bye week. Here’s the final injury report of the week and my projections for the Patriots questionable players. OUT Patriots: None. Titans: OT Jack Conklin (concussion) The Titans starting right tackle was not cleared from concussion protocol and will not play. QUESTIONABLE Patriots: TE Rob Gronkowski...

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What bringing Rex Burkhead back from injured reserve means for the Patriots

New England decided to designate the running back as its second return player. While the New England Patriots offense is dealing with notable injuries — from left tackle Trent Brown’s illness, to right guard Shaq Mason’s calf to tight end Rob Gronkowski’s back and ankle — the unit received an encouraging boost yesterday: running back Rex Burkhead, who was placed on injured reserve in late September due to a neck injury, returned to practice and will soon boost a running back corps that has deal with issues of its own. Let’s find out what Burkhead’s return means for the...

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Week 10 Patriots vs Titans Wednesday injury report: Rob Gronkowski and Sony Michel both at practice

The Patriots are getting healthier. The (7-2) New England Patriots are far from the healthiest team in the league, but they’re in arguably better shape than their week 10 opponent. The (4-4) Tennessee Titans are dealing with some pretty serious injuries of their own. The Patriots removed WR Josh Gordon (hamstring), OT Marcus Cannon (concussion) and LB Nicholas Grigsby (illness) from the injury report. That’s fantastic for the team. Here’s the first injury report of the week. Did Not Participate Patriots: OL Trent Brown (illness) Titans: LB Daren Bates (illness), OT Jack Conklin...

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Injury update: Sony Michel is on track to play against the Titans

New England’s top running back is expected to return on Sunday. The New England Patriots offense scored 31 points against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, and it did so despite missing three of its core players: running back Sony Michel missed the contest because of a knee injury, tight end Rob Gronkowski was out with ankle and back issues, and right guard Shaq Mason was deactivated after hurting his calf last week. While it remains to be seen how quickly Gronkowski and Mason will return from their respective injuries — with the Patriots’ bye week coming up it would not be a...

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When will Patriots' Rob Gronkowski return from injury? 'It's really day-to-day with him,' Tom Brady says

During his weekly appearance on WEEI's "Kirk & Callahan" show, Brady gave an update on Gronkowski's status.

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8 instant observations from the Patriots 31-17 victory over the Packers

Here’s our immediately analysis in the wake of the Patriots’ victory. The New England Patriots were short-handed without Rob Gronkowski or Sony Michel, but there are simply too many playmakers on the offense. Tom Brady and company took their time, but eventually broke out in the fourth quarter to defeat the Green Bay Packers 31-17. Tom Brady had a fine day Brady did enough on Sunday night for the Patriots to win. I wouldn’t say it was a great outing and I would argue that calling it “very good” might also be a stretch. Brady completed 22 of 35 passes (62.9%) for 294 yards and 1...

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Patriots’ offensive depth reigns supreme during win over the Packers

New England missed three starters but did not skip a beat. The New England Patriots entered Sunday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers with three of their offensive starters out due to injury: tight end Rob Gronkowski is dealing with back and ankle issues, running back Sony Michel hurt his knee two weeks ago, and right guard Shaq Mason suffered a calf injury last week. Despite absences, however, the unit did not appear to skip too big of a beat and hung 31 points on the Packers. This, in turn, is a testament to the Patriots’ offensive depth and next-man-up mentality. Take the...

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Patriots vs Packers inactives: Rob Gronkowski, Sony Michel both OUT

The list of tonight’s inactive players is out. In not even 90 minutes, the New England Patriots will play their ninth game of the season — a prime time matchup against the visiting Green Bay Packers. The Patriots, however, will not be at their best heading into the contest as a look at today’s list of inactive players shows: Patriots inactives TE Rob Gronkowski RB Sony Michel LB Nicholas Grigsby TE Jacob Hollister OT Cole Croston OG Shaq Mason OG Brian Schwenke Starting right guard Shaq Mason was already declared out on Friday’s final injury report (as was backup Brian Schwenke),...

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Injury update: Patriots concerned about availability of Rob Gronkowski, Sony Michel tonight

New England might be without two of its most valuable offensive players. The New England Patriots are not at peak physical form heading into tonight’s prime time matchup against the Green Bay Packers. While only two players — offensive linemen Shaq Mason and Brian Schwenke — are definitely out for the game, 13 more are listed as questionable. While some of them are expected to be active versus Green Bay, there is apparent concern about the availability of a pair of offensive starters. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, both tight end Rob Gronkowski and running back Sony Michel will...

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2019 NFL Mock Draft: PFF has Patriots selecting a tight end as Gronkowski insurance

How should the Patriots approach the 2019 NFL Draft? The 2018 NFL season is only halfway over, but with half of the teams already out of the playoff picture, people have turned their sights towards the 2019 season and, more specifically, the 2019 NFL Draft. You can ignore this if you want, but it’s interesting to see what people are thinking about the needs of the New England Patriots. And it appears that Rob Gronkowski is on the mind in Pro Football Focus’ latest mock draft. 30. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – TE JACE STERNBERGER, TEXAS A&M Sternberger has broken out to post the nation’s...

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Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, and Sony Michel are questionable for showdown with Packers

The New England Patriots are in the middle of their preparation for a heavyweight primetime matchup this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, but the defending and reigning AFC champions are also dealing with injuries to some of their key players, namely tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receiver Julian Edelman, and running back Sony Michel. […] The post Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, and Sony Michel are questionable for showdown with Packers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Dual injuries force Rob Gronkowski to miss practice

FOXBORO — Rob Gronkowski has only missed one game this season, but he seems to be struggling through multiple injuries at the midway point of the schedule.Gronkowski was absent from yesterday’s practice due to back and ankle injuries. That’s significant news, as it was his first missed practice since Week 5. and first absence since he’d been listed with a back injury.Gronkowski dealt with back spasms in the days leading up to the Week 7 game at the Bears, according to a source. He skipped the trip to Chicago, but returned the following week to face his hometown Buffalo Bills.This has...

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NFL Rumors: Rob Gronkowski’s Ankle Injury A Bigger Concern Than Back Issue?

Rob Gronkowski doesn’t look right. The usually dominant New England Patriots tight end has posted solid yet unspectacular numbers this... Read More »

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Patriots vs Packers Thursday injury report: Julian Edelman returns to practice, Rob Gronkowski absent

Take a look at the Patriots’ final practice report of the week. The New England Patriots play the Green Bay Packers in prime time and the Packers are much, much healthier. The Patriots removed punter Ryan Allen (left ankle) from the injury report, but there are still 13 players questionable and two 2 players declared OUT. As for the Packers, they have just four players with their availability in question, with OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), TE Jimmy Graham (knee), WR Equanimeous St. Brown (knee), OL Corey Linsley (knee) all considered likely to be available. Here’s the report from...