Posted October 18, 2013

Agent: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski cleared to play Sunday

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Rob Gronkowski's chances of playing in Week 4 don't look good.  (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play against the Jets. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Agent Drew Rosenhaus said Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared by all his doctors to play Sunday against Jets game, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Gronkowski hasn’t played since the Patriots’ playoff win over the Texans in January and previously was not cleared to play following several surgeries on his left forearm.

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Gronkowski reportedly appeared close to being cleared for last week’s game against the Saints. When the Pro Bowler was not cleared by Dr. James Andrews, ESPN reported that his absence was creating tension and resentment among some of his Patriots teammates.

Quarterback Tom Brady later said he didn’t see any resentment in the Patriots’ locker room.


6 comments
MartyArnold1
MartyArnold1

I don't know how BB is going to see this but if I'm calling the shots I don't start him until at least week10. It's not like the Pats aren't going to win the division with or without him, and so far at least he has been a bit brittle. I'd rather have him fully healthy for the stretch run and the playoffs than get him banged up in a meaningless game.


SteveS1
SteveS1

Gronk will be bringing the pain to the Jets this weekend.  The Patriots offense is totally different when Gronk is out there -- reports from practice say he's a beast again.  

Jerkzilla
Jerkzilla

He better get out on the field.  If he don't get enough TV time in, then it is going to be hard for him to nail pornstars and teens this off season.

RCH
RCH

Will he be wearing one of those red QB practice jerseys so everybody knows not to hit him too hard? 

joeshine730
joeshine730

Something seems seriously wrong here in dealing with the brittle soft Gronk?

BillieBob
BillieBob

@joeshine730 

Says a guy who would curl up like a fetus if an NFL linebacker ever came within 3 feet of him.