Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
2 weeks ago

Gronkowski (concussion) brought in nine of 15 targets for 116 yards and two touchdowns during the Patriots' 41-33 loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The star tight end got off to a slow start before coming on in the second half, logging touchdown receptions of five and four yards from Tom Brady in the third and fourth quarter, respectively. The second score afforded the Patriots a short-lived 33-32 advantage and gave Gronkowski three touchdowns for the fourth consecutive postseason. Despite the fact he's only 28 years of age, the 2010 second-round pick's extensive injury history is notably leading to some rumblings of a possible retirement as per Paul Perillo of the team's official site, but Gronkowski is on record as saying he'll take several weeks to evaluate his future. Ironically, the multi-time Pro Bowler just wrapped up a strong bounce-back season, one that saw him haul in 69 of 106 targets for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns over 14 games.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Gronkowski practiced fully Thursday after clearing the NFL's concussion protocol, per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com.

EDGE Analysis

When asked if he'd have any limitations while playing in Super Bowl LII, Gronkowski relayed that he's "ready to roll, full speed." In addition to Gronkowski, the other three New England players listed on the Patriots' injury report all practiced fully Thursday, setting the stage for the quartet to be available for Sunday's contest against the Eagles.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Gronkowski has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and is slated to play in Super Bowl LII, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, Gronkowski is in line to meet with the media Thursday afternoon, with the level of his practice participation (to be revealed later) of note. In any case, whether he's listed as a limited participant or a full one Thursday, the star tight end is now in line to be available for Sunday's contest.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Gronkowski (concussion) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gronkowski had been raising hopes that he was approaching the end of his journey through the concussion protocol, practicing this past weekend and even making statements in recent days. As evidence, he told Mike Reiss of ESPN.com on Tuesday that he hoped he would clear the protocol Wednesday with an eye toward playing in Sunday's Super Bowl. Gronkowski appeared at the start of Wednesday's practice in full pads, per Reiss, but the tight end apparently hasn't been cleared for more than individual drills at this point. Consequently, the Patriots withheld Gronkowski from Wednesday's media session, which likely will continue until he gets the all-clear from an independent neurologist.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Gronkowski (concussion) was present at Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

On Tuesday evening, Gronkowski expressed hope that he would come out of the other side of the concussion protocol, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. In the end, an independent neurologist will make the final decision, but Gronkowski appeared to be taking part in warmups, at the very least. His activity level will become clear once the Patriots release their first injury report of the week.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Gronkowski hopes to be out of the NFL's concussion protocol as soon as Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

When asked Tuesday if he thought he would play in Super Bowl LII against the Eagles, Gronkowski replied "yes," adding that he's feeling good at this stage. In any case, the next context clue with regard to the tight end's playing status for the big game should arrive no later than Wednesday afternoon, when the Patriots release their first practice participation report of the week.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Gronkowski, who is still in the NFL's concussion protocol, is not expected to participate in Super Bowl Opening Night, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though the injury report the Patriots were required to submit this past Friday lists Gronkowski as out, the tight end was able to participate in practice again Sunday in some capacity, which is obviously another step in the right direction with regard to his availability for this coming weekend's Super Bowl against the Eagles. As long as Gronkowski resides in concussion protocol, it can't be taken for granted that he'll suit up Sunday, but back-to-back practice appearances, beginning Saturday, signify that he continues to progress health-wise, a notion that should be further confirmed by his listed level of participation, likely limited, once the Patriots submit their next official practice/injury report later this week.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Gronkowski (concussion) was able to practice in limited fashion Sunday, but he remains in the league's concussion protocol, NFL Network's Omar Ruiz reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gronkowski still has an entire week to be cleared and deemed available for the Patriots' Super Bowl contest against the Eagles, but for now he'll remain subject to the concussion protocol. Additional updates regarding Gronkowski's status should become available throughout the upcoming week, while fellow tight ends Dwayne Allen and Jacob Hollister figure to see increased reps during practice in the meantime.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Gronkowski (concussion) returned to practice Saturday, The Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team has not officially declared if Gronkowski has cleared concussion protocol, but his presence at practice is a good indication he is progressing in a positive direction. He appears to be trending toward an active designation for the Patriots' Super Bowl matchup versus the Eagles. Expect an update on the tight end's status once the Patriots provide more information.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (9)
4 weeks ago

Gronkowski (concussion) remained sidelined at practice Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Moreover, the tight end is technically listed as out by the Patriots at this time, but as Mike Reiss of ESPN.com notes, the team was required to attach a game status to Gronkowski on Friday based on his present condition. With the Super Bowl against the Eagles not taking place until Feb. 4, Gronkowski still has more than a week to clear the NFL's concussion protocol. With that in mind, Reiss adds that if Gronkowski continues to progress, he has a good chance to be active for the Super Bowl, with Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald relaying that the Patriots are optimistic about that outcome becoming a reality.