Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
1 week ago1 Comment

Gronkowski's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, relays that the tight end has yet to decide on his playing future, Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

On the plus side, Rosenhaus indicated that his client, who played through the Super Bowl with a thigh issue, is feeling healthy at this stage. Though Gronkowski's future with the team remains uncertain, we doubt that the Patriots are inclined to sign a big-name tight end in free agency. It's possible that Martellus Bennett could be lured out of retirement to provide depth at the position, but with a slew of picks available, the upcoming NFL draft is where New England figures to identify Gronkowski's eventual replacement.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
1 month ago1 Comment

Gronkowski's agent Drew Rosenhaus expects the tight end to make a decision on retirement within the next couple weeks, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gronkowski presumably hopes to avoid a repeat of last offseason when he waited until late April to confirm his intention of playing in 2018. There have been a few small hints that he's leaning toward playing at least one more season, including his presence at the Patriots' facility in Foxborough to receive treatment for a thigh injury he suffered during the Super Bowl. It sounds like he will announce his decision some time before the start of the new league year March 13.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
1 month ago

Gronkowski has made multiple appearances at the Patriots' facility since the Super Bowl, potentially receiving treatment for a thigh injury, ESPN.com's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gronkowski's presence at team headquarters might be interpreted as a hint he's leaning toward playing another season. It might also just be a matter of convenience, as he's still in the Boston area and was nursing a nasty bruise on his thigh after the Super Bowl. The 29-year-old tight end is coming off his worst season in terms of per-game fantasy production, but he did come on strong at the end of the playoffs with 12 catches for 166 yards between the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl. Gronkowski said he will take some time this offseason before he makes his decision on retirement.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
1 month ago

Gronkowski brought in six of seven targets for 87 yards in the Patriots' 13-3 win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

For the second straight game, Gronkowski made a statement that implies he may not be quite as ready for pasture as some suggested throughout this past regular season. The former All-Pro was the Patriots' second-most productive pass catcher behind Julian Edelman, and it was his clutch 29-yard grab down to the Rams' two-yard line with 7:36 remaining that ultimately tilted a defensive slugfest in New England's favor. Sony Michel pounded into the end zone a play later to snap a 3-3 tie, giving the Pats a lead they wouldn't relinquished. Coupled with his strong effort in the AFC Championship Game win over the Chiefs (6-79), Gronkowski's performance Sunday indicates he still can serve as a downfield threat that's a load to bring down if managed prudently. However, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that the veteran has already said he'll take several weeks this offseason before making a decision on his future, meaning it will likely be awhile before Gronk's 2019 outlook can be determined.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
2 months ago

Gronkowksi caught his lone target for 25 yards in Sunday's 41-28 Divisional Round win over the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Gronkowski's meager contributions as a receiver don't tell the full story, as he made a number of impactful blocks in the running game to help the Patriots rack up four scores on the ground. You don't get fantasy points for nice blocks, however, so owners who picked up Gronk in playoff pools will be hoping for more tangible production out of the tight end against the Chiefs in the AFC Championship.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
3 months ago

Gronkowski hauled in both of his targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 38-3 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Gronkowski thus finishes up the regular season with 47 catches on 72 targets for 682 yards and three TDs in 13 games. Those numbers are well below the 29-year-old's usual lofty standards, but Gronkowski still figures to be a key cog in the Patriots' offense once the team returns to action Jan. 13, in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs. The tight end, who played through various aches and pains this season, will no doubt benefit from the added healing time/rest the Patriots' first-round bye provides.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
3 months ago6 Comments

Gronkowski failed to haul in any of his three targets in Sunday's 24-12 win over the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Gronkowski looked primed to help out fantasy owners with the stretch run after recording 107 yards and a touchdown in Week 14, but he's mustered just 21 combined yards in two games since. This goose egg is especially disappointing considering Gronk's 69 career catches, 1,070 yards and 12 touchdowns against the Bills coming in all represented his high-water marks against any franchise.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
3 months ago

Gronkowski (ankle/back) has been removed from the Patriots' Week 16 injury report.

EDGE Analysis

It's an outcome that confirms that the tight end's limitations at practice Thursday were maintenance-related. Gronkowski is thus slated to see his usual heavy allotment of snaps Sunday against the Bills. Though his numbers this season have been modest by his standards, Gronkowski maintains a solid enough weekly floor to merit continued placement in fantasy lineups.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
3 months ago

Gronkowski (ankle/back) was limited at Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Gronkowski was on the field for all 62 of the Patriots' snaps on offense in Week 15's loss to the Steelers and with no reported setbacks in that contest, we'll assume that his limitations Thursday were maintenance-related. We'll revisit the tight end's status no later than Friday to see if he approaches Sunday's game against the Bills listed as questionable, or free from a Week 16 injury designation altogether.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
3 months ago

Gronkowski brought in two of five targets for 21 yards in the Patriots' 17-10 loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Gronk enjoyed a resurgence against the Dolphins last Sunday, but he was barely a blip on the radar against a team he'd frequently tormented in the past in the Steelers. The multi-time Pro Bowler didn't make his first grab until the 12:48 mark of the fourth quarter. Gronkowski was also targeted unsuccessfully on three different occasions late, and he ultimately posted less than 30 receiving yards for the second time in the last three games. He'll look to bounce back when the Patriots take on the Bills in a Week 16 divisional rematch.