Following one of their worst offensive performances in years, the timing couldn’t be better for the return of tight end Rob Gronkowski for the New England Patriots. As USA TODAY sports reports on October 8, a source said Gronkowski is likely to be cleared and make his long awaited debut against the New Orleans Saints this Sunday.
The Patriots haven’t made an official announcement on Gronkowski’s return, but it shouldn’t be any surprise if he does return as he targeted a Week 6 return. The Patriots, meanwhile, have struggled offensively with the absence of Gronkowski and although he is not expected to instantly turn things around, his presence will definitely help.
Despite starting the season 4-1, the Patriots offense hasn’t been dominate. The team has had to depend on their defense to win games. With both Amendola and Gronkowski available and close to healthy, the team may not be as explosive as they were back in 2012, but they will definitely be better than the six points they scored against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Rob Gronkowski has been inactive since the Patriots were eliminated from the playoffs and would be returning after undergoing multiple surgeries during the off-season.