| Gronkowski clears concussion protocol|
"Ready to roll"
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Feb 1, 4:00 pm
|New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared from the concussion protocol, he confirmed on Thursday.
"I'm cleared, ready to roll," he said, adding that he has no limitations. "It feels good." (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Now it's official. We've expected Gronk to be cleared at some point after suffering a concussion during the AFC Championship game a week and a half ago. He should be a key part of the Patriots gameplan in Super Bowl LII.
| Rob Gronkowski returns to practice|
Expected to clear concussion protocol this week
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Jan 27, 3:00 pm
|Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is present at the start of practice today, as is DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (Mike Reiss on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Gronk returned to practice on Saturday after sitting out earlier in the week. While he has to officially clear the concussion protocol, he is expected to do so in time to play in Super Bowl LII.
| Gronk expected to play in Super Bowl|
Remains in concussion protocol
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jan 25, 6:25 pm
|Patriots in great moods today in the locker room....overall feel is Rob Gronkowski (concussion) will be in the lineup for the Super Bowl. (ESPN - Dianna Russini)|
FFToday's Take: While it is impossible to say for certain whether or not Gronk will be ready in 1 1/2 weeks, most athletes without an extensive history of concussions can usually clear the league's protocol in around a week. For right now, the odds are very strong he will play and be a critical part of the game plan.
| Gronk listed on injury report with concussion|
Left AFC Championship following hit from Barry Church
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Jan 24, 5:30 pm
|New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was listed with a concussion on the team's initial injury report ahead of Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The injury report said Gronkowski would not have practiced had the Patriots taken the field Wednesday.
FFToday's Take: Rob Gronkowski's concussion will be one of the biggest story lines leading up to the Super Bowl. Despite being an oft-injured player, this is the first time in his career that he finds himself listed on an injury report due to a concussion.
| Pats optimistic Gronk will be ready for SB LII|
Two weeks to clear concussion protocol
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Jan 22, 12:15 pm
|Rob Gronkowski suffered a concussion in the second quarter of the Patriots’ 24-20 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, the Pats are optimistic he’ll be cleared to play against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, according to a Herald source. (Boston Herald)|
FFToday's Take: Gronk finished with one catch for 21 yards against the Jaguars but missed half the game after being ruled out with a concussion. Considering he'll get two weeks to recover, it would be surprise if he's not ready to face the Eagles in Super Bowl LII.
| Hogan, White expected to sit for Patriots|
Patriots playing to win, but will rest injured players
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 31, 8:10 am
|The #Patriots are playing to win today, but they'll rest players who are borderline with injuries. That includes WR Chris Hogan (shoulder), source said. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Adam Schefter is also reporting that James White is expected to sit meaning we should see a lot of Dion Lewis out of the backfield. Top receiving options for Brady include Brandin Cooks, Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola.
| Chris Hogan not expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 17, 11:40 am
|A surprise for today’s big game: Patriots WR Chris Hogan not expected to play vs Steelers as he continues recovery from shoulder injury, per league source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Hogan's absence is somewhat of a surprise considering he played the majority of snaps last week. The Patriots signed Kenny Britt early this week. In Hogan's absence expect more work for Brandin Cooks, Rob Gronkowski Danny Amendola and the running backs.
| Chris Hogan good to go for Monday night|
Pats receiver hasn't played since Week 8
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Dec 11, 11:40 am
|Patriots’ WR Chris Hogan, who has missed the last four games with a shoulder injury, will play tonight vs. Miami Dolphins, per league source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Hogan has been out since suffering a shoulder injury in Week 8. With Rob Gronkowski missing this game due to suspension, Hogan has a decent chance to return WR3/Flex value against the Dolphins.
|Gronk suspended one game for late hit|
Gronkowski will appeal the penalty
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Dec 4, 3:30 pm
|New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been suspended one game by the NFL without pay for his late hit on defenseless Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White in Sunday's 23-3 victory.
Gronkowski, who was penalized on the play but not ejected from the game, can appeal the suspension. It is the first NFL suspension for Gronkowski since he entered the league as a second-round draft choice with the Patriots in 2010. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The late hit was egregious and he should be suspended. He's lucky he wasn't kicked out of the game. The Pats play the Dolphins in Week 14. Dwayne Allen would start in Gronk's absence but hasn't been involved in the offense for much of the season.
| Gronk gets in a limited practice Thursday|
Sidelined by illness
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 23, 4:30 pm
|Rob Gronkowski (illness) was also a limited participant at practice, while TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder/hamstring) did not participate. (ESPN - Mike Reiss)|
FFToday's Take: There's been nothing to suggest Gronk won't be ready for Week 12 versus the Miami Dolphins. Although his fantasy production has been lacking lately, he is still a top-three play at tight end regardless of his matchup. Bennett is a low-end TE2 play at best if Gronk plays.