|Date of Birth:||05/14/1989|
|Drafted:||2010 | Round 2 | Pick 42|
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Rob Gronkowski has announced his retirement from the NFL.
Gronk just made the announcement on his Instagram page, and it can be read in the link below. This is a bit of a shocker considering the expectation was that Gronkowski would return for another season, but the decision was the All-Pro tight end's alone, and he's walking away after nine seasons with the Patriots. While a physical playing style and injuries led to some missed games throughout his career, Gronkowski is arguably the greatest player at his position in NFL history—and easily the most dominant. His career ends with 521 receptions, 7,861 yards, and 79 touchdowns (15.1 yards per reception) in the regular season. Gronk will also leave the game with plenty of postseason success, including another 12 touchdowns and three rings—two of which he was healthy for and played a key role in during the Big Game. The final catch of his career set up the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl LIII, so there isn’t really a better way to go out. Gronkowski is a lock for the Hall of Fame, and he is sure to have plenty of post-career success in entertainment or whatever path he chases.
Rob Gronkowski might have hinted he's returning for 2019.
On last night's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Gronkowski said taking a beer can to the head and dodging others during the championship parade was "good practice for next season." This could just be a funny throwaway comment from the All-Pro tight end, but it certainly sounds like he's leaning towards coming back next season. After the Super Bowl, cameras caught Gronkowski having a nice conversation with Bill Belichick, and Gronk was clearly healthier down the stretch than he was during most of the regular season—and it showed in his play as a receiver in addition to his always-strong blocking. We expect Gronk will be back in 2019, but a final decision could be made sometime this month.
Rob Gronkowski comes up big as Patriots win sixth Lombardi Trophy.
Gronkowski caught six-of-seven targets for 87 yards, with one of the biggest plays of the night coming on a 29-yard reception in the fourth quarter to set up Sony Michel's game-winning touchdown. On the play, Gronk had two or three guys around him and went down at the two-yard line for what might have been his final career reception. If so, the soon-to-be 30-year-old will go down as perhaps the greatest tight end of all-time, but a late-season resurgence might lead to him returning in 2019. Gronk's decision might not be made for a few weeks.
Rob Gronkowski is "feeling 100%" for today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport says Gronkowski had dealt with both a bulging disc in his back and Achilles tendonitis this season, which helps explain the All-Pro tight end not looking like his usual self and having a down season statistically. This report comes at the same time as an ESPN report stating that Gronk hasn't made a decision on whether this will be his last game and that he might be leaning toward returning in 2019. For today, we expect Gronk will look about as good as he's looked all season after two weeks off between the AFC title game and the Super Bowl.
Rob Gronkowski comes alive on 11 targets in playoff victory.
Gronkowski caught six passes for 79 yards, including a couple clutch grabs in the fourth quarter and overtime of a 37-31 win. The targets led the team, and Gronk did his usual work as a dominant run blocker. If this is the final season for the all-time great tight end, his career will end against the Rams in Super Bowl LIII.
Rob Gronkowski catches one pass in playoff win.
It went for 25 yards and looked like a vintage Gronk run as he broke a couple tackles over the middle. And while the all-time great tight end isn't the unstoppable receiving option he once was, Gronkowski has done tremendous work as a blocker, which will be key next week against the Chiefs. His outlook as a receiver would improve if Eric Berry (heel) misses another game.
Rob Gronkowski caught two passes for 24 yards in Sunday's win over the Jets.
Gronkowski brought in both of his looks and had a 30-yard catch-and-run called back due to a penalty. Unfortunately, a good start to the fantasy playoffs (8/107/1 against Miami) didn't lead to a huge month, as Gronk combined to catch just four passes for 45 scoreless yards over the final three games. The 29-year-old finishes the regular season with a 47/682/3 receiving line in 13 starts, but we'll see if a week to rest allows him to be dominant in January.
Rob Gronkowski did not catch a pass against the Bills.
Gronk was targeted in the Patriots' Week 16 win, but he did not catch a pass in a low-volume passing attack for the Patriots. On one of Gronk's targets, he had it go off his hands for an interception. And the All-Pro noticeably wasn't in on a good number of plays for the Pats. Gronk just clearly hasn't been 100% this season despite the major flashes he's shown a few games, so it's difficult to consider him as strong of an option in fantasy lineups as guys like Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz. Gronk did score in his first matchup against his next opponent, the Jets, giving a little more hope to fantasy owners using him in championship matchups.
Rob Gronkowski catches two passes in Week 15.
Gronkowski was held to 21 yards on his two receptions against the Steelers in one of the most surprising performances of the week. Pittsburgh threw a lot of coverages, including double teams, at Gronkowski, and he just couldn't get much going against a team he normally dominates (average of over 110 yards with eight touchdowns in six games previous to this one). The All-Pro tight end will look to bounce back next Sunday against the Bills and should obviously remain in fantasy lineups for title matchups.
Rob Gronkowski scores against the Dolphins.
Gronkowski caught eight passes (on eight targets) for 107 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 14 loss, with the score coming on a 16-yard corner route where he went up and caught the ball between a couple of defenders by the front of the end zone. This was the All-Pro tight end's best all-around game since Week 1, and it's his second touchdown in the last three games. He appears to be heating up and feeling more like himself just in time for the fantasy playoffs. At the end of the game, Gronkowski was in as a deep defender to stop any Hail Mary pass from the Dolphins, but he ended up one-on-one with the very-dynamic Kenyan Drake in the open field—a battle that Drake unsurprisingly won to give the Dolphins the victory as time expired. It was an incredibly tough spot for Gronkowski and didn't affect his fantasy output, but it's just worth noting. Gronk will be a high-end TE1 for Week 15 against the Steelers.
Rob Gronkowski catches three passes against the Vikings.
Gronkowski gained 26 yards on his three Week 13 receptions, as Minnesota did a nice job of not letting him beat them in a game Tom Brady spread the ball around to nine different receivers. Gronkowski took a big hit from Viking safety Harrison Smith in the leg area and was limping around, but it appeared to be a "dead leg" that didn't limit his playing time moving forward. This was a disappointing statistical showing for Gronk, but he'll look to be a big difference-maker for his team and for fantasy owners in the important final four weeks of the season.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) was limited in today's practice.
Gronk's Week 13 status is not in doubt, but we're relaying this information after the All-Pro tight end was back to a full participant in yesterday's practice. The Patriots are likely just limiting Gronk's practice reps, but we'll update you if he's officially listed with an injury designation ahead of the weekend.
Rob Gronkowski is officially off the injury report.
After his first game in 27 days, Gronk is not listed on the injury report and does not appear to have any limitations. Gronkowski had been a limited practice participant all season, so this is a major positive heading down the final stretch. Hopefully you didn’t trade the All-Pro tight end at a discount, as he could be poised for some huge performances in the fantasy playoffs.
Rob Gronkowski scores in return to the lineup.
After missing nearly a month of action, Gronkowski returned after the Patriots' Week 11 bye and caught three passes (on seven targets) for 56 yards and a touchdown. The score was a 34-yarder deep down the middle of the field, where Gronk made a great diving catch in tight coverage in the end zone. The All-Pro tight end also appeared to be open on another pass to the end zone, but Tom Brady couldn't quite put it on the money for him. Overall, Gronkowski appeared back to form, which is great to see; he has the look of a major difference-maker down the stretch, so hopefully you remained patient with him despite what's been a disappointing season to this point.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) is officially active against the Jets.
After missing two games in a row and three of the last four, Gronkowski is back in the lineup for New England. It’s been nearly a month since Gronkowski has played in a game, so hopefully he’s closer to his All-Pro form after he looked to be at clearly less than 100% for basically the entire season. You can fire Gronkowski up as a great TE1 in Week 12 fantasy lineups.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) is officially listed as questionable for Week 12.
Gronkowski is fully expected to return to the lineup after nearly a month of not playing, and he declared himself "ready to roll" earlier today. The good news is the Patriots play in the early games on Sunday, so even a potential surprise about the All-Pro tight end’s status will be known by 11:30 AM ET.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) says he will play in Week 12.
Gronkowski said he's "ready to roll" against the Jets, and he sounds optimistic about his injury issues being behind him. We will see how Gronk is listed on the official injury report, but fantasy owners should be able to get him back in lineups as a high-end TE1 with unmatched upside.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) was officially limited in today’s practice.
Gronkowski has been limited in practice all year, and that’s unlikely to change ahead of the weekend. Expect Gronk to be listed as questionable when the final Week 12 injury report is released on Friday, but the All-Pro is expected to return to the lineup against the Jets.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) has been ruled out for Week 10.
Gronk was able to practice on a limited basis all week, but this isn’t surprising. The Patriots have a bye next week, so hopefully Gronk is able to take these few weeks of not playing to heal and to be ready to go for Week 12 and the rest of the season. It’s been a frustrating season for the All-Pro tight end and those that took him with a high fantasy pick, but he’ll look to have a huge final six games if he’s back on the field when New England returns from its bye.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) is officially questionable for Week 10.
Gronkowski was able to be a limited participant in practice all week and appeared to look good on video from reporters, but he's probably a true 50/50 for Sunday against the Titans. Also, it's worth keeping in mind that the Patriots have a Week 11 bye, so the best course of action might be to rest the All-Pro tight end if time off will help him be closer to 100% for the final stretch of the regular season and into the postseason.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) was limited in today’s practice.
Gronkowski appears to be on a better track than last week when he missed the Thursday practice. We’ll see how Gronk is listed on the final injury report tomorrow, but we’d lean toward him not playing for now, as the Patriots have a bye next week and might want to ensure he’s 100% for the final stretch of the regular season.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) was limited in practice today.
Ideally, Gronkowski will be able to be limited in practice the next two days, too, before ultimately playing on Sunday. However, there's a chance the Patriots hold out their All-Pro tight end so that he can return at closer to 100% after their Week 11 bye. Check back in tomorrow to see if Gronk practices for a second straight day, though.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) is inactive against the Packers.
Gronkowski was thought to be a true game-time decision, but he’s unfortunately not ready to go for this highly-anticipated primetime game. Gronk’s absence should mean more targets for Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan inside. We’ll see if Gronkowski can play in Week 10 ahead of New England’s bye week in Week 11.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) is officially listed as questionable for Week 9.
Gronkowski missed practice yesterday, which was a bit of a concern, but he was back today on a limited basis. We expect Gronkowski will be ready to go on Sunday night for a highly-anticipated game against the Packers, but check back in for his official game status Sunday evening. If Gronk can’t go, you’ll need to insert someone else from the Patriots, Packers, Titans, or Cowboys into your Week 9 lineup.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) did not practice on Thursday.
While it could be a rest day for the superstar tight end, fantasy owners need to have backup plans in mind just in case he isn't a sure thing for Sunday night against the Packers. We will know more after New England releases their official injury report tomorrow, but a questionable tag should be expected for Gronkowski.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) was officially limited in today's practice.
Gronkowski has been limited in practice all season, so expect that to continue being the case until indicated otherwise. We'll update you if Gronkowski is listed as questionable when the official Week 9 injury report is released on Friday, and we'll also update you if he gets up to a full practice or suffers a setback.
Rob Gronkowski caught three passes for 43 yards in New England's 25-6 victory over the Bills.
Gronkowski saw a healthy eight targets in his return from a one-game absence due to back spasms, but he just narrowly missed a couple potential connections with Tom Brady. The all-time great tight end is on pace for just a 58/896/2 line at the season's midway point, but he's a prime buy-low candidate that is pound to breakout eventually. Perhaps it will come next Sunday night against the Packers in what should be a high-scoring affair.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) is officially active for the Patriots.
Gronkowski was listed as questionable entering tonight, but he was able to practice on a limited basis in each of the team’s three practices during the week, so this was fully expected. The All-Pro tight end is an elite TE1 in a matchup against his hometown Bills.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) is officially listed as questionable for Week 8.
Gronkowski was limited in practice all week, and there's optimism about him playing against the Bills on Monday night. However, there's a chance the back issues flare back up, which would put fantasy owners in a predicament. Charles Clay would be the best fantasy option at tight end if Gronkowski is out.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) remains limited in practice.
Gronkowski is likely to remain limited tomorrow before being listed as questionable on the Week 8 injury report. However, two straight practices are a good sign, and there seems to be optimism about Gronkowski being able to play on Monday night. Check back in tomorrow for Gronk's official game status.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) was limited in today's practice.
This is a major positive for the first practice of the week after Gronkowski missed last week's game because of a back issue. The Monday night kickoff is an obvious concern for fantasy owners, but Gronkowski appears to be trending toward playing for now. We'll update you with his practice status tomorrow and Saturday.
Rob Gronkowski's injury is back spasms.
NFL Network's Mike Giardi says Gronkowski "suffered from painful back spasms Friday" and that they were attempting to alleviate the issue into Saturday. This explains Gronkowski not traveling with the team before ultimately being downgraded to doubtful on Saturday night. The injury is probably a day-to-day thing for now, and the All-Pro tight end might not miss any more time. However, with the Patriots playing next Monday night, fantasy owners could be in a predicament if they aren't sure Gronk is playing by the time other Week 9 games kickoff. Gronkowski's status will be monitored throughout the week, and New England's first official practice of the week will be on Thursday.
Rob Gronkowski (back/ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7.
Gronkowski didn’t make the trip to Chicago with his teammates and was then listed as doubtful later last night, which indicated it was very likely this was going to happen. Dwayne Allen will take over as the primary receiving tight end against the Bears, but he's nothing more than a desperation option. This will mostly mean more targets for the Patriots receivers—particularly Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan—and running backs. Hopefully Gronkowski’s feels better after resting this week, and we’ll track his status leading up to a Monday night matchup against Buffalo in Week 9.
Rob Gronkowski (back/ankle) is officially listed as doubtful for Week 7.
Gronkowski reportedly didn't make the trip with the Patriots, and the team has down officially downgraded him to doubtful for tomorrow's matchup with the Bears. Perhaps Gronkowski will surprise everyone and play, but count on him missing his first game of the season. And with Jacob Hollister now declared out, it'll likely be Dwayne Allen getting a lot of time at tight end for New England.
Rob Gronkowski (back/ankle) did not make the trip to Chicago for Week 7, according to the Boston Globe's Jim McBride.
McBride notes that Gronkowski has not been ruled out by the team yet, but the All-Pro tight end not making the trip seems to indicate he will not play tomorrow against the Bears. Perhaps Gronk had something personal come up, with the team allowing him to arrive later in Chicago than everyone else, but this situation obviously has to be monitored. Jacob Hollister would be set for an expanded role at tight end if Gronkowski is out for Week 7.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 7.
It's been like this for a few weeks now, with Gronk being listed as questionable before playing in games. It would be a major surprise if he's not active on Sunday, but check back for his status at 11:30 AM ET ahead of the game against Chicago.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) remains limited in practice.
Expect the All-Pro tight end to be limited in practice all week, but we'll let you know if anything changes. Gronkowski might be listed as questionable when the official injury report is released on Friday, but he's highly unlikely to miss Sunday's game against the Bears.
Rob Gronkowski catches three passes in Patriots' win.
Gronkowski was again quiet for much of the game against the Chiefs, but he got going late in the game with a couple of huge catches, including a 42-yarder in which he was wide-open off a play-action fake and threw a nasty stiff arm; and 39-yarder deep down the right sideline. It didn't feel like a huge game, but Gronk ended up with three receptions for 97 yards in the 43-40 victory. Gronkowski is obviously an elite TE1 next week against the Bears.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is officially active for the Patriots.
Gronkowski was listed as questionable coming into the weekend, but he was obviously expected to suit up tonight against the Chiefs. Gronk should be inserted into fantasy lineups as an elite TE1 option, and he's probably due for a huge game with no touchdowns in the last four weeks.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 6.
Gronk got in limited practices all week, but he should be good to go for a Sunday Night Football clash with the Chiefs. He is in a blowup spot against a secondary missing star safety Eric Berry (heel), so get New England's monster tight end in lineups as the No. 1 option at the position.
Rob Gronkowski was limited in Thursday's practice.
Gronk will likely again be limited tomorrow and might be listed as questionable for Week 6, but it'd be a surprise if he's not on the field on Sunday night against Kansas City.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) was limited in practice.
It'll probably be the same it's been for Gronk, who continues to play while dealing with the ankle issue. Ideally, he'll get up to a full practice soon, though.
Rob Gronkowski looks healthy in 38-24 victory over the Colts.
Gronk caught six-of-seven targets for 75 yards in the win, with his lone failed target a would-be 19-yard gain that he couldn't handle and resulted in an interception. The all-time great tight end game into the week with an ankle issue, but he showed no limitations and should be ready to roll for a big Sunday Night Football matchup against the Chiefs in Week 6. Gronk is the top play at the position and could feel he has something to prove with Travis Kelce on the other side of the field.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is officially active for Week 5.
After getting in a limited practice yesterday, the thought has been that Gronkowski would be ready to go for tonight against the Colts. There is the chance that Gronk is used as more of a decoy at less than 100%, but we consider him an elite TE1 as usual. The return of Julian Edelman could help some take some of the double-coverage away from Gronkowski, and overall Tom Brady has a near-full arsenal (aside from Rex Burkhead) around him at the skill positions.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for tomorrow night.
Gronk was able to get in a limited practice today, and he looks like a true game-time call for the Thursday night matchup with the Colts. Check back in for Gronkowski's status, which will be available by 7:00 PM ET tomorrow.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) did not practice today.
Gronk might not need practice time to play, but it'd be good to see him listed as a limited practice participant tomorrow. The official injury report for Thursday's game will also be released tomorrow, and we'll update you on the All-Pro tight end's status when it becomes available.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) did not return against the Dolphins.
Gronk's day ends with four receptions for 44 yards. The blowout and then injury today against Miami didn't help, but it's been a slow statistical start to the season for Gronkowski. Expect him to start having monster games soon, and it could come in Week 5 if he's ready to Thursday night versus the Colts.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is questionable to return against the Dolphins.
With the Patriots up by 31 with over five minutes to go in the third quarter, Gronk's day might be done. We'll update you if Gronkowski returns to today's game.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is officially active against the Dolphins.
Unlike last week, Gronk was listed as questionable heading into the weekend, but it would have been a surprise if he missed this game. Josh Gordon is making his team debut, which might help take some pressure off Gronkowski, who has been drawing constant double teams. Gronk is obviously an elite TE1 for Week 4.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 4.
It's a slight concern that Gronk is listed on the injury report ahead of the weekend when he was taken off it last Friday, but there isn't any question he'll play on Sunday against the Dolphins. Just check in at 11:30 AM ET on Sunday to be sure of the All-Pro's status.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) was limited in today's practice.
Gronk might again be limited tomorrow, but we expect he'll be taken off the Week 4 injury report ahead of the weekend. The bigger concern for Gronkowski is avoiding the constant aggressive double-teams he's been drawing this season.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) was limited in practice.
Gronk is in no danger of missing Week 4 against the Dolphins, but it's worth noting that he might not be quite at a full 100% right now.
Rob Gronkowski, Patriots contained in loss to the Lions.
Gronk caught four passes for 51 yards in a 26-10 defeat. New England simply couldn’t get going offensively or get off the field defensively, and it led to a frustrating, low-volume attack. After two disappointing games in a row, Gronkowski should be in for a big correction against the 3-0 Dolphins next Sunday. Buy low if you can.
Rob Gronkowski is not listed on the Week 3 injury report.
Gronkowski popped up as a limited participant in yesterday's practice, but he's ready to go for Sunday night against the Lions. Gronk is locked in as the No. 1 tight end for Week 3 and should obviously be locked into starting lineups.
Rob Gronkowski (ankle) was limited in practice.
This is a new injury for Gronk, but we highly doubt it's anything serious. The Patriots might list Gronkowski as questionable when the official injury report is released tomorrow, but you shouldn't be worried about his Week 3 status for Sunday night against the Lions.
Jaguars limit Rob Gronkowski in Week 2.
There was a lot of talk about the Gronkowski matchup with Jacksonville coming into the game, and while Jalen Ramsey didn't shadow Gronk or anything like that, the defense did a good job of limiting the All-Pro tight end. Gronkowski caught two-of-four targets for 15 yards in the loss. Look for him to have a major bounce-back game in Week 3 against the Lions.
Rob Gronkowski scores in Patriots' win.
Gronkowski opened the scoring for New England in 2018, catching a 21-yard touchdown on a perfect back-shoulder throw to the pylon into double coverage. Gronkowski later added a 30-yard reception down the seam, and overall he had seven receptions (on eight targets) for 123 yards and a touchdown; he also lost a fumble on his deep reception. Next week against the Jaguars is a difficult matchup, but Gronkowski will remain an elite TE1.
The Patriots have given Rob Gronkowski a pay increase.
According to multiple reports, the Patriots have increased the max value of Gronkowski's contract to $13.3 million, which makes him the highest paid tight end in the NFL. The next year of Gronkowski's deal is unaffected by this, but perhaps the two sides will work out an extension after the season. This does nothing to affect the All-Pros fantasy value for 2018. He remains the top tight end option in fantasy drafts.
Rob Gronkowski is at Patriots minicamp.
As he said he would be, along with every player on the Patriots roster. Gronkowski arrives the same time as his quarterback Tom Brady, and the two are 100% healthy and preparing for another season together. Gronk is again the top tight end off the board in fantasy drafts this season, and he has as much upside as ever.
Rob Gronkowski announces that he will play for the Patriots in 2018.
Gronk made an announcement on Instagram, stating "I met with coach today and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats. I have been working out, staying in shape and feel great. Looking forward to another championship run." Any concern about Gronk potentially retiring and/or any concerns about friction with head coach Bill Belichick can be put to rest. Expect the All-Pro tight end to be his usual self in 2018, which is a major difference-maker both in real life and in fantasy. He should be the top tight end off the board in all fantasy drafts this summer.
Rob Gronkowski says he doesn't plan on attending voluntary offseason workouts.
Gronk was asked at a press conference for Monster energy drink and Supercross why he wasn't at the previous workouts, and the tight end said he was dirt-bike riding. He was then asked if he planned on attending the workouts and said "no," adding because he's dirt-bike training. There is video available in the link below, and it didn't appear Gronk was too happy giving the answers. He could have just been annoyed with the questions, but maybe there really is some friction between he and Bill Belichick. We would expect that if there are any issues, they will be worked out and Gronkowski will be a Patriot in 2018.
Rob Gronkowski is not attending the start of Patriots offseason training tomorrow, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter says Gronk is still considering whether to continue his football career but has had "good communication" with the Patriots. Gronkowski gets a bonus for attending a certain percentage of offseason training, but perhaps that wouldn't affect him as he makes a decision on his future. It's worth noting that Tom Brady, who is in Qatar for the Best Buddies charity, won't be at the start of the offseason program tomorrow either. The All-Pro tight end has been working with Tom Guerrero and TB12, Brady's team and method, which indicates he wants to keep playing. At this point, it would be a surprise if Gronk didn't return in 2018, but it's no guarantee.
Rob Gronkowski: "I'm definitely going to look at my future."
After the Super Bowl LII loss to the Eagles, Gronk was asked if he was considering retirement, and he said "I don't know how you heard that," and went on to say that he's going to look as his future and "sit down the next couple of weeks and see where I'm at." This certainly sounds legitimate, though Gronkowski could just be frustrated after coming up short in the Super Bowl after all the hard work he and his teammates put in all year. Also, Gronk has an injury history that is likely taking a toll on his body, he already has two rings, and he is a lock for the Hall of Fame as perhaps the greatest tight end in NFL history. However, the All-Pro started getting on Tom Brady's TB12 Method last year, which is designed to keep him healthier, and he must know the team has another great shot at a championship next season. Hopefully we see Gronkowski back on the field, but you can't blame him if he decides to call it a career.
Rob Gronkowski scores twice in Super Bowl LII loss to the Eagles.
While he started the game slow, Gronk turned it on as usual in the crushing shootout loss, catching nine of 15 targets for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Gronkowski's first touchdown was on the first drive of the second half, as he did most of the work to get New England down into the red zone, where he got open in the end zone for a touchdown; the second score was on a fantastic catch on a fade route. Next season, Gronkowski, who was healthy for most of this season aside from his concussion suffered in the AFC Championship and was First-Team All-Pro, will be the top tight end option in all fantasy drafts.
Rob Gronkowski has officially cleared concussion protocol.
There was some concern he still wasn't cleared after head coach Bill Belichick was coy about it during his press conference, but the All-Pro tight end is 100% and ready to go for Super Bowl LII, which is obviously great news for the Patriots. Philadelphia will need to find a way to limit Gronk, who is basically uncoverable and can give a defense headaches all game. After missing last year’s Super Bowl because of his back injury, Gronkowski should be laser-focused as he gets another crack at it this season with his team looking for its third ring in four seasons. Gronkowski is as good a bet as anyone to score in the Big Game on Sunday.
Rob Gronkowski remains in concussion protocol.
Gronkowski was hoping to get cleared today, but it didn't happen yet and he remained limited in practice. There is still plenty of time for Gronkowski to get cleared before Sunday, and we fully anticipate it happening. Perhaps the Patriots and their fans should be slightly worried, but all indications are that Gronk is feeling fine and will be OK. There's always the possibility of New England wanting to place the slight hope into the Eagles that the All-Pro won't be on the field for Super Bowl LII only for it to be torn down if Gronk is out there—but Philadelphia is certainly gameplanning for Gronk to play. Check back in tomorrow for Gronkowski's practice status.
Rob Gronkowski hopes to clear concussion protocol tomorrow.
Gronkowski was at an event playing Madden on Xbox, so it's probably safe to say he's feeling OK. The All-Pro tight end said he will play in Super Bowl LII, and he'll be cleared within the next few days. Hopefully he's able to get fully cleared within the next 24 hours so he can be full go as the team continues to prepare for the Big Game.
Rob Gronkowski remains in concussion protocol.
Gronkowski was on the practice field for a second straight day, but he still isn't fully out of concussion protocol. The good news is he has about a week to get cleared before Super Bowl LII, and there is a lot of optimism about him getting cleared. The Patriots are traveling to Minneapolis tomorrow, so there won't be a practice to give an indication of Gronkowski's status. However, he could still get cleared tomorrow, and we'll update you as more information becomes available.
Rob Gronkowski (concussion) participated in practice today.
The Patriots are not releasing an official practice report today, but Gronk is reportedly still in concussion protocol. Still, it's good to see him at least out on the field in a limited capacity, and it should only be a matter of time before the All-Pro tight end is cleared for Super Bowl LII.
Rob Gronkowski (concussion) did not practice on Friday.
Gronk has yet to clear the concussion protocol, and if the game was held this weekend the injury report says he would have been ruled out. Fortunately, the extra week before the Super Bowl should give him enough time to pass the protocol and get back on the practice field. New England won Super Bowl LI without their all-time great tight end, but they will need him against the Eagles. Unless he misses practice next week, Patriot fans shouldn't worry.
Rob Gronkowski (concussion) did not practice today.
Gronk still has about a week and a half to get cleared for Super Bowl LII, so there isn't a ton of concern; however, this is now day four since he suffered the concussion in the AFC Championship Game, and he apparently hasn't made progress in concussion protocol. Hopefully Gronk is cleared soon, and we'll update you with his status each day until he is.
Rob Gronkowski (concussion) is listed as a DNP today.
The Patriots did not practice today, but if they had, Gronkowski would not have been out there. The All-Pro tight end has under two weeks to get cleared for Super Bowl LII against the Eagles—which is certainly no lock, but we expect him to be out there in the Big Game.
Rob Gronkowski (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of the AFC Championship.
When Gronkowski went into the locker room to be evaluated, the status was out of his hands. He's now in concussion protocol and will have to hope for his team to get past the Jaguars so he can get cleared and play in Super Bowl LII. The Patriots are down by seven points to start the fourth quarter, with Jacksonville in field goal range with a chance to potentially go up two possessions. Before leaving, Gronkowski had one receptions for 21 yards, with the catch coming on a pass down the seam between four defenders.
Rob Gronkowski leaves AFC Championship after hit to the head.
With the Patriots driving down the field for a two-minute drill to end the first half, Gronk took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Jaguars safety Barry Church—which drew a 15-yard penalty. Gronkowski appeared to be a little woozy, and he went into the locker room—apparently to be evaluated for a concussion. It appeared Gronkowski said he was "good" and wanted to re-enter the game, but there's a chance his day is done given the NFL's rules and concussion protocol. If the All-Pro tight end is ruled out for the game, it'd obviously be a huge loss with a Super Bowl trip on the line. We'll update you as more information becomes available.
Rob Gronkowski scores in 35-14 win over Tennessee.
Gronk caught six passes for 81 and a touchdown, which came from four yards out in the fourth quarter. New England's superstar tight end was a nightmare when he was given one-on-one coverage, and whether it's the Jags or Steelers next Sunday, he will need a lot of attention if the Patriots are going to fall in the AFC Championship. That said, no matter what the coverage, there's a good chance Gronk celebrates a touchdown with a spike.
Rob Gronkowski doesn't catch a pass in Week 17.
This might've been the surprise of the week, as it didn't appear Gronk saw a decrease in playing time whatsoever. However, the Jets clearly doubled him on many plays throughout the game and didn't want him to beat them. Gronk's regular season ends with 69 receptions for 1,084 yards, and eight touchdowns, and he should be named First-team All-Pro. He'll now look to help the Pats get their third Super Bowl title in four seasons.
Rob Gronkowski makes unbelievable touchdown catch in win over the Bills.
Gronk caught five passes for 67 yards, including a great one-handed grab from 17 yards out for six. The superstar tight end needs two more touchdowns to reach double-digits for the sixth time in his career, and he has a really good chance against the Jets, who he already scored twice against this season. He's obviously the top option at the position for the fantasy finals.
Rob Gronkowski can't be contained in heart-pounding 27-24 win over Pittsburgh.
Gronkowski caught nine passes for 168 yards, with almost off of his damage coming in the second half. He was the key on the final drive for New England, as the Steelers had no answer for him over the middle and on the two-point conversion. Gronk said after the game that his body feels great, and fantasy owners can count on him as the top tight end for the final two weeks of the season because unless the Steelers lose in Week 16, the Patriots can't rest their starters.
Rob Gronkowski's one-game suspension has been upheld.
Appeals officer Derrick Brooks upheld Gronkowski's suspension for his unnecessary late hit on Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White in Sunday's game. Gronk will miss Monday night's Week 14 matchup with the Dolphins, which is obviously a big blow to fantasy owners. The All-Pro tight end should be more than ready to go in Week 15 against Pittsburgh.
The NFL has suspended Rob Gronkowski for one game.
This was fully expected after Gronk's late hit on Bills rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White late in yesterday's win. While Gronk seems like a genuinely good and respectful guy, it was clearly an unnecessary hit that probably deserves the suspension. The All-Pro tight end can appeal the decision, but he might have trouble winning it. Expect to not have your elite TE1 for the first week of the fantasy playoffs, and this probably gives a slight boost to Rex Burkhead for Week 14. If he happens to be available in your league, Chargers tight end Hunter Henry, who faces a Redskins team that hasn't been good against opposing tight ends this season, is an excellent target to plug in for Gronk.
Rob Gronkowski caught nine passes for 147 yards in Sunday's win over the Bills.
Gronk continues to perform in his hometown with a season-high in receptions and yards, but it ended with frustration that could lead to a suspension, as he basically did a wrestling move that concussed cornerback Tre'Davious White after a late interception. Being out for the first week of the fantasy playoffs would be a huge blow to fantasy owners, especially in a good matchup with Miami. If he's out there in Week 14, Gronk is obviously the top option at the position.
Rob Gronkowski breaks out of minor slump with two touchdowns in Week 12 win.
Gronk caught five passes for 82 yards, including a five-yard score in the first quarter and a 15-yard score in the third quarter. Both came on single coverage, which is almost an automatic touchdown when New England gets in scoring territory. Gronkowski is at the top of his game and was healthy enough to carry Brandin Cooks on his back after the receiver scored late in the win. As always, Gronk is the clear top option at the position in Week 13.
Rob Gronkowski sees just three targets in Week 11 win.
Gronkowski caught all three of his targets for 36 yards, but it was definitely a disappointing fantasy output on a day where Tom Brady threw for 339 yards and three touchdowns. Gronk has now been held out of the end zone in two-straight games, but he should do some damage against the Dolphins next Sunday. He remains alone as the clear top option at the position.
Rob Gronkowski plays well in Week 10.
Gronkowski didn’t have a monster game like what might’ve been expected against the Broncos, but he still caught four of seven targets for 74 yards. Gronk looked like he caught a pass over the middle by the goal line, but the officials ruled it not a catch despite it looking like it was clearly secured—he would’ve been close if not at 100 yards had it been ruled a catch. The All-Pro tight end will be the top tight end option in Week 11 versus the Raiders.
Rob Gronkowski scores against the Chargers.
This was Gronk's fifth touchdown of the season, and it came on a drag route off a play-action fake by the goal line. Overall, Gronkowski had five receptions (on nine targets) for 57 yards and a touchdown. Despite missing one full game with a thigh injury, Gronk is on pace for over 1,000 yards and ten touchdowns this season. If healthy, he'll easily hit those marks. Look for him to be a huge difference-maker when the team takes on the Broncos in Week 10.
Rob Gronkowski escorts Brandin Cooks to the end zone in Week 7 win.
Gronk caught three passes for 51 yards, but his most notable play came on a Brandin Cooks touchdown where he led the way while Cooks followed him into the end zone. It could have been a big night for Gronkowski if we had gotten the shootout we were hoping for, and he also had a huge gain taken away from a questionable call, but he should rebound in a big way against the Chargers next Sunday. He's the top tight end option like always.
Rob Gronkowski scores twice in Week 6.
Gronk made an excellent return after missing one game with a thigh injury as he was targeted a team-high ten times against the Jets, catching six passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns. The first touchdown was on a pass in the flat at the goal line, and the second was a 33-yarder on a third-and-11 in the third quarter. Gronk is obviously the top TE option in Week 7 versus the Falcons, who he wasn't able to play in New England's Super Bowl victory last season because of his back injury.
Rob Gronkowski (thigh) says he will play on Sunday.
This was fully expected. Though Gronk might be listed as questionable for the game, he'll be ready to go against the Jets. You can safely insert Gronkowski into your lineup as the best TE option this week.
Rob Gronkowski (thigh) was limited in practice today.
He's headed in the right direction after not participating in practice yesterday. Hopefully Gronk can be a full participant tomorrow, but he's expected to be ready for Sunday either way.
Rob Gronkowski (thigh) did not practice today.
Check in on his status throughout the week, but multiple reports say he'll be out there on Sunday against the Jets after missing one game with the thigh injury.
Rob Gronkowski (thigh) is inactive for tonight against the Buccaneers.
After being added to the injury report yesterday, there was slight concern about Gronk’s status. Then reports started to emerge stating Gronk would either not play or be very limited, which caused major concern. This is probably a case of the early Thursday game hurting, because Gronkowski might have benefited from a couple extra days of healing. Tom Brady still remains the top quarterback option of the week, and this could mean more targets for James White and Danny Amendola underneath. If we had to guess, Gronk would be ready to go for Week 6 against the Jets with still ten days before then.
Rob Gronkowski (thigh) might not play tonight, according to Adam Schefter.
Schefter says Gronk being active is not a "sure thing" and "he will be limited" if he is active. Whatever the thigh injury that put Gronk on the injury report with a questionable designation yesterday is apparently an issue heading into tonight. We'll know if Gronk is active by 7:00 PM ET.
Rob Gronkowski (thigh) is questionable for tomorrow night against the Bucs.
Gronk was just added to the injury report and was listed as a limited participant in practice today. It's a slight concern, but Gronk is fully expected to be out there and 100% against the Buccaneers. Check in tomorrow night to make sure, but it should be safe to insert Gronkowsk into your fantasy lineup and expect a bunch of points.
Rob Gronkowski leads the Patriots in receiving in Week 4.
Gronk caught four of five targets for 80 yards against the Panthers, including a long of 43 yards down the seam. As usual, Gronkowski looked like a beast the swallows up Tom Brady's darts to his chest, and he should've had a bigger day if not for two penalties that probably should not have been called that brought back two other receptions. Gronk will be the top tight end option for Week 5 as the Pats face the Bucs on Thursday night.
Rob Gronkowski scores in Week 3 victory.
Gronk received a team-high ten targets from Tom Brady, and he caught eight of them for 89 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was on a back-shoulder throw from five yards out, and it was Gronk's 70th career touchdown reception (through 91 games). The All-Pro looked like his usual self out there, and he'll, like every week, be the top option at tight end in Week 4 against Carolina.
Rob Gronkowski (groin) says he's "ready" for Week 3 against the Texans.
He specifically said, "I'm ready" regarding his status. Fantasy owners held their breaths when he went down in last week's win over the Saints, but Gronk is going to be active against Houston. Of course, he's the top option at the position whenever he's on the field, so get the monster tight end in your lineup.
Rob Gronkowski (groin) was a limited participant in practice today.
After missing practice yesterday, Gronk is trending in the right direction for Sunday against Houston. He might still only be a limited participant tomorrow, but he'll probably be ready to go against the Texans. Check back in tomorrow when the official injury report for the game is released.
Rob Gronkowski (groin) did not practice for the Patriots today.
There were reports of Gronk practicing, but they were apparently false. It's still early in the week, so Gronkowski has time to get ready for Sunday versus the Texans. We'll see if he can get in a limited participation, at least, in practice tomorrow.
Rob Gronkowski (groin) is practicing for the Patriots today.
Gronk said the groin issue was "nothing serious" and it obviously isn't, which is great to see. The All-Pro tight end will be the top tight end option this week against the Texans.
Rob Gronkowski says his groin injury is "nothing serious."
Gronk talked to reporters and said he's "super relieved" the injury isn't bad and said he's day-to-day. He might miss some practice time this week, but expect the All-Pro to be out there in Week 3 against the Texans.
Rob Gronkowski (groin) is believed to OK.
Gronk posted a picture of him celebrating after his touchdown yesterday on Instagram with the caption, "I'm feeling it. Solid win on the road fellows." It sounds like the star tight end is feeling fine, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says the injury is "not believed to be serious" but he'll test it today. We'll see if we get more information later today.
UPDATE: It's a groin injury for Rob Gronkowski.
Gronk is questionable to return, but don't expect him to be back in New England's blowout. Gronkowski had six receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown so far in the game. The TD came on a 53-yarder where Gronk turned his route up the field and Tom Brady dropped one right in for him to take up the field, break a tackle, and score. Gronk looked like his usual self before leaving the game, and he'll obviously be the overall TE1 in Week 3 against the Texans.
Rob Gronkowski leaves Patriots game.
Gronk went down after a reception of about 20 yards and looked to maybe be slightly dazed or limping—it's unclear what the injury is. He's currently out of the game and being check out by the training staff, so hopefully he's OK. With New England up 20 points near the end of the third quarter, Gronk might be done for the day either way.
Rob Gronkowski catches only two passes in Week 1.
Gronk was in a great matchup with All-Pro safety Eric Berry, and he ended up with only two receptions (on six targets) for 33 yards. He also initially had a touchdown on a nice diving play in the end zone, but it was overturned after it was determined the ball hit the ground. Gronk also drew a pass interference call to set up a touchdown. The elite tight end looks noticeably thinner, likely due to his adoption of Tom Brady's method of training. He's pretty much the top tight end option every week, including Week 2 against the Saints.
Gronk catches one pass in preseason Week 3 game.
He was only officially targeted twice by Tom Brady, catching one pass for nine yards, but he also drew a holding penalty a deep route and a pass interference in the end zone to help set up scores. We don't expect Gronkowski or the Patriots starters to be out there in the preseason finale next Thursday, but it was great to see Gronk out there and healthy in a couple preseason games before the regular season. Gronkowski is going in the late second round of fantasy drafts.
Rob Gronkowski is working at Tom Brady's TB12 Sports Therapy Center.
Gronk told Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald a couple days ago that he's working with Alex Guerrero, Tom Brady's body coach. You don't need to know a lot about the TB12 method to know this should be very helpful in helping Rob Gronkowski stay healthy—just watch Tom Brady throw the ball and play as well as ever at soon-to-be-40-years-old and it tells you all you need to know about what he's doing with TB12. After practice today, Gronkowski tweeted "That was a hot practice today... hydration all day to get ready for tomorrow". Hydration is an integral part of Brady's method, and it should help prevent Gronkowski from sustaining soft tissue injuries. Obviously, broken bones and other things will happen, especially with the big tight end taking some huge hits with the way he plays, but Gronk adopting Brady's method should be seen as a major positive for the outlook of his health.
Rob Gronkowski doesn't have any limits heading into training camp.
Bill Belichick said Gronk was recovered from back surgery at the beginning of offseason training, which he participated in; he added, "no limits that I'm aware of." After back surgery in December, the All-Pro tight end is ready to go for a stacked New England team. There are a lot of mouths to feed in the Patriots offense, but Gronkowski is still the number one fantasy tight end. He's currently going at the end of round two in fantasy drafts.
Rob Gronkowski has been practicing "without restrictions."
Gronk said he's "super excited" and that "it's going super well." Gronk is 100% and will continue to practice during the team's mandatory minicamp this week. He probably hasn't been on a team with so many other weapons around him, but Gronkowski still offers elite touchdown upside and is the top option at tight end this season.
Rob Gronkowski is "full-go" for OTAs, according to Karen Guregian.
Gronk has no limitations, which is a great sign for his health. Despite all the weapons in the Patriots offense and so many other good tight ends putting up numbers around the league, Gronkowski is definitely worth an early round pick in fantasy drafts this year.
Rob Gronkowski is cleared to practice with the Patriots.
Gronkowski, who delivered a shoulder block in a WWE PPV, seems to be fully healthy from back surgery. While they might take it slow and keep him limited for now, Gronkowski will be 100% for the regular season. It's going to be fun to see Gronk and this offense on the field this year.
Patriots and Rob Gronkowski re-structure contract that gives Gronk chance to be the highest paid tight end in the league, according to Adam Schefter.
Schefter is told by Gronkowski's agent Drew Rosenhaus about the deal. If Gronk plays 90 percent of the snaps or hits 80 receptions or 1,200 yards or being named to the All-Pro team, he'll make $10.75 million. If he plays 80 percent of the snaps or hits 70 receptions or 1,000 yards or 12 touchdowns, he'll make $8.75 million. And if he hits 60 receptions or 800 yards or 10 touchdowns, he'll make $6.75 million. This is a great deal for both sides, and if Gronkowski stays healthy there is no doubt he'll make the high-end $10.75 million (which would be the highest for a TE in NFL history and still be a bargain for the Patriots, considering Gronkowski's elite ability). Gronk will be an elite TE1 option in 2017.
Gronk tells ESPN he's feeling "great" and "ready to go."
Before Wrestlemania, Gronkowski told Jonathan Coachman that he will be ready for offseason programs. It's a great sign four months removed from back surgery that Gronkowski is presumably 100%. As always, Gronkowski will put up big numbers this season if he's healthy. The Patriots offense is going to be scary this season.
Rob Gronkowski makes appearance in the ring at Wrestlemania.
Gronk sized someone up for a shoulder block hit, and it didn't look like he had back surgery in December. While the Patriots and their fans may have been holding their breath seeing Gronkowski in the ring, it's a good sign that he is around able to do stuff like that in April. With five months until the start of the season, there's little doubt Gronkowski will be ready to go for Week 1.
Rob Gronkowski tells Cari Champion that he will "no doubt" be ready for the start of next season.
Gronk had back surgery in December, so he'll have over eight months to recover, which should be more than enough time. He's shown he's an injury risk, but he's the best tight end in the NFL when he's on the field. Gronk also said that he wants to play as long as he can, despite his eight surgeries during his NFL career. As long as he has the right mindset, Gronkowski should be able to play as long as he wants, barring a catastrophic injury.
Patriots place Rob Gronkowski (back) on IR.
This isn't surprising, as Gronkowski just underwent back surgery. He'll have 6-7 months to recover for training camp, and there is a possibility he is 100% at that time. Gronkowski will be a definite 1st/2nd round fantasy pick in 2017 fantasy drafts as the clear top tight end option when healthy.
Rob Gronkowski is getting back surgery, according to multiple reports.
After initial reports that the injury was not that serious, it appears it is more serious than anticipated. Gronk is obviously out this week against the Rams and likely beyond, but his timetable beyond that is unknown. With New England all but a lock for the playoffs, the main concern will likely be to get Gronkowski ready for a Super Bowl run. Martellus Bennett will fill in at tight end as a primary target for the Pats and is immediately a top TE1.
UPDATE: There are reports that Gronkowski will miss several weeks with this back injury. His season is in serious doubt, even if New England makes it all the way to Super Bowl LI. This is Gronk's third back surgery. Of course, it's concerning, but we expect him to be back as a force to be reckoned with (as usual) when he gets to 100%.
Rob Gronkowski (back) is not practicing for the Patriots Wednesday.
Word was the injury wasn't too serious and he could be good to go this Sunday. Obviously him practicing on Wednesday would be a great sign, but it's not time to panic. Quarterback Tom Brady also isn't practicing on Wednesday. Check back in throughout the week on Gronk's status.
Rob Gronkowski left the game against the Jets.
He went to the locker room. It's unclear what happened, but we will update you on Gronk's status.
UPDATE: It's a back injury for Gronkowski and he's OUT for the game.
Rob Gronkowski is expected to play today against the Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
After missing one game with a chest injury, Gronk looks like he'll be back for the Patriots. Even if he's limited, Gronkowski is an elite TE1 an needs to be in your lineup. The Patriots play in the late afternoon games today.
Rob Gronkowski (chest) practiced today.
There was a report that the Patriots were prepping to be without Gronk for the second straight week, but the practice is a good sign for his status versus the Jets. If you were planning on using a replacement from tomorrow's Thanksgiving games, you should probably hold off and hope Gronkowski plays on Sunday. If he does, he's obviously the #1 tight end.
Rob Gronkowski has been ruled out this Sunday against the 49ers.
The big hit from Seahawks safety Earl Thomas will keep Gronk out for this Sunday's game. Gronkowski didn't practice at all this week for the Patriots. The Pats shouldn't need Gronkowski against the talent-deficient 49ers. Hopefully Gronk will be good to go in Week 12 against the Jets. Martellus Bennett is an elite option at tight end this week with Gronkowski out; get Bennett in your lineup.
Rob Gronkowski takes big hit; involved in questionable no-call at end of game against the Seahawks.
Gronk had three catches for 56 yards. He took a big hit from Earl Thomas that knocked out of the game for a few plays, but he's obviously one of the toughest players in the league. It looked like Gronk was interfered with on the last play for the Patriots in what would have likely been a game-tying TD. Gronkowski should be good to go against the 49ers and is the #1 option at TE.