The New England Patriots officially named Rob Gronkowski as questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Jets. On Friday, the injury report states that he has a slight knee problem, but his other ailments are good to go.
According to CBSsportsline.com, Rob Gronkowski has been cleared by all doctors to play in Sunday’s game against the Jets. The way the news broke was definitely in weird fashion. On Friday, Gronkowski’s agent Drew Rosenhaus told PFT that the tight end has been given a clean bill of health.
It seems that the Jets will have to face one of the greatest weapons in the NFL. There’s no doubt that the Jets may have prepared somewhat for the Patriots’ savior, but they may have to actually deal with the pro bowl tight end.
Coach Belichick has not confirmed Rob Gronkowski’s status for Sunday, but he did say that an updated injury report will be released on Friday afternoon. While the Patriots were worried about "Gronks" progress, it was probably a good idea to hold him out of game action in the long run.
With the surprising news of Gronkowski’s status by his agent, there’s no telling if the Patriots are happy about the current situation. It would seem like this is something that the organization would like to keep a secret.
With the word on Gronkowski’s playing status, it’s still questionable how much of a factor he will be in the first game. Tom Brady will surely find out though. The Patriots have not been doing well on the offensive end. Yet, they are on top of the AFC East with a (5-1) record. As CBS Sports notes, the New England offense is “sputtering” and they need some talent to blossom on the field.
The Patriots lost the services of Danny Amendola with a concussion and inserting Gronkowski into the lineup might be the perfect remedy.