Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
2 days ago

Gronkowski will be held out of Friday's preseason game against the Panthers, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Patriots' star tight end was able to return to the practice field earlier in the week, but they'll be taking the cautious route with Gronkowski on Friday by keeping him on the sidelines. Given that it's rare to see starters take the field in the preseason's final week, we may not see Gronkowski in uniform until the Patriots kick off their regular season. New England figures to give plenty of snaps to Martellus Bennett on Friday, but reserves like A.J. Derby and Clay Harbor should see playing time as well.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
4 days ago

Gronkowski (unspecified injury) returned to practice Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gronkowski thus rejoins his teammates at practice for first time since leaving the Patriots' Aug. 15 session early due to an undisclosed issue, that was later described as a bruise. Look for the star tight end to see limited preseason action, if any, with keeping him healthy for the regular season being the team's prime concern at this stage.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
2 weeks ago

Gronkowski (unspecified injury) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury that caused Gronkowski to exit Monday's practice is being downplayed at this stage, with the issue described as a bruise. That said, the Patriots are inclined to play it safe with their star tight end, thus Gronkowski is among the team's players not in line to see preseason action Thursday night against the Bears.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
2 weeks ago

The unspecified injury that caused Gronkowski to miss practice Tuesday is being described as a bruise, the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the exact nature/location of Gronkowski's ailment remains unreported, the bottom line here is that the tight end is expected to be fine. Per the report, "the bruise is not a concern and won't linger once properly treated." With that in mind, consider Gronkowski day-to-day and iffy, at best, for Thursday's preseason game against the Bears.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
2 weeks ago

Gronkowski (unspecified injury) did not practice Tuesday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gronkowski took himself out of Monday's practice, but so far reports have indicated that his undisclosed injury is minor in nature, thus putting the star tight end in the day-to-day category in advance of Thursday's preseason tilt against the Bears.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
2 weeks ago1 Comment

Gronkowski's undisclosed injury appears to be minor in nature, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The tight end prematurely exited Monday's practice after pulling up during a route. While the exact specificity of the injury remains unclear, the Patriots seem to be simply erring on the side of caution.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
2 weeks ago

Gronkowski left Monday's practice with a trainer after sustaining an unspecified injury, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Gronkowski "pulled up on the first 7-on-7 route of practice" before walking back to the locker room. At first glance this doesn't appear to be a serious matter, but of course any time the Patriots' star tight end is banged up at all, it's worth tracking.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Gronkowski is not slated to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Saints, Thomas Kane of Boston.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gronkowski would be a healthy scratch from the Patriots' preseason opener, as the team figures to play it safe when it comes to the health of their top tight end. Veteran newcomer Martellus Bennett would likely get the start and possibly play a few series, while Clay Harbor and A.J. Derby figure to see additional snaps.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Gronkowski "has been dominant at times through eight practices" in training camp, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

That Gronkowski is looking good at practice is not especially newsworthy, but it does provide a reminder that he approaches the 2016 season in good health. Moreover, Gronkowski, who typically rolls into camp with some added pounds that he proceeds to shed in practice, is already at his playing weight. While the Patriots' addition of fellow TE Martellus Bennett could, in theory, cost Gronkowski some red zone looks, when healthy, the 27-year-old -- who has played in 15 games in back-to-back seasons -- essentially remains in a tier of his own atop fantasy tight end rankings.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
4 weeks ago

Gronkowski said he feels great at training camp, after dealing with a pectoral injury during the offseason, ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gronkowski missed part of the Patriots' mandatory minicamp in June, sitting out with an undisclosed injury. It turns out he hurt his pectoral, but there isn't any cause for concern going forward, as he made a full recovery in time for the start of training camp. While durability will always be a concern, the superstar tight end did play 15 games in both of the last two seasons.