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Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski - #87 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 265 lbs.
Birthday 05/14/1989
Birthplace Williamsville, NY
College Arizona
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 2nd round, 10th pick by Patriots

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
55 790 11

Patriots release Branch; Hernandez likely out Sunday

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
The Patriots made roster moves Saturday, including releasing WR Deion Branch again, and they could be without TE Aaron Hernandez against the Colts.

Friday's key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Patriots defense

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
In Sunday’s marquee game between the 6-3 Colts and 6-3 Patriots, the No. 1 pick of April’s draft will help determine if Indy can pull the upset.

CB Aqib Talib preparing for Patriots debut

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 11:05 p.m. ET
Aqib Talib wants to leave his past troubles behind. The Patriots hope he can do the same for their secondary.

Flawed defense? No problem for Patriots

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
If the Patriots are to live up to expectations, they need to win the Super Bowl to put to rest any questions about Bill Belichick’s defense.

Patriots add OG Petrus

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed OG Mitch Petrus on Tuesday, the team announced.

Patriots release LB Tarpinian

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Patriots released LB Jeff Tarpinian from the 53-man roster, the team announced Monday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots survive; Dolphins, Jets fall flat

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
While the Patriots escaped with a win over the Bills to extend their lead in the division, the Jets and Dolphins suffered bad losses.

Patriots survive late rally to top Bills

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Patriots kept the surprisingly tough Bills winless at Gillette Stadium with a 37-31 victory on Sunday.

Patriots activate TE Shiancoe off injured reserve

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Saturday that TE Visanthe Shiancoe has been activated to the 53-man roster from the injured reserve list.

49ers aim to join Giants as San Francisco champs

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at the four times the same city has won the World Series in October and the Super Bowl a few months later.

Patriots RB Bolden suspended four games

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Patriots rookie RB Brandon Bolden four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Key matchup: Bills RBs Jackson, Spiller vs. Patriots defense

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Bills need to establish a run game and get the ball into the hands of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller often if they want to score an upset win.

Patriots' new-look secondary could impact S Chung

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
If Aqib Talib's presence moves Devin McCourty to safety for the long-term, that will impact S Patrick Chung, who is in a contract year.

Week 11 Patriots-Colts game flexed

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Monday that the Week 11 game between the Colts and Patriots will be flexed to a late-afternoon time slot.

AFC East Spin cycle: Bills', Dolphins' strengths falter on Sunday

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
The Bills' run game and Dolphins' third-down defense, each team's respective strength, failed them in losses on Sunday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 07, 2013
The New England Patriots say they don't have any comment on published reports that Gronkowski has an infection in his broken arm that could keep him out into the season.||||||| The Boston Herald reported on Sunday that Gronkowski has an infection in the area where a metal plate was installed to repair his left forearm. Doctors will have to wait for the infection to go away to replace the plate, and Gronkowski would need 10 weeks after that to recover, the paper said. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said the team doesn't expect to comment on the report.
Posted Jan. 14, 2013
Gronkowski has undergone surgery on his broken left arm, a person with knowledge of the operation tells The Associated Press. Gronkowski suffered the season-ending injury Sunday when he caught a pass from Tom Brady in the first quarter and landed out of bounds on the arm for an incompletion in New England's 41-28 playoff win over the Houston Texans.||||||| Gronkowski had earlier surgery after breaking his left forearm on Nov. 18 in a 59-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He missed five games and returned for the season finale, a 28-0 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Posted Jan. 13, 2013
Gronkowski needs surgery on his broken left arm, a person with knowledge of the injury told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not released details of the injury.||||||| Gronkowski was injured on the Patriots' eighth offensive play of Sunday's 41-28 victory over Houston. He previously missed five regular-season games and is done for these playoffs.
Posted Jan. 13, 2013
Gronkowski is active for Sunday's playoff game against the Houston Texans.||||||| The record-setting pass-catcher missed five games with a broken left forearm before returning in the regular-season finale. That means he missed New England's 42-14 victory over the Texans on Dec. 10.
Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Gronkowski caught a 23-yard touchdown pass on Sunday against the Dolphins, his first game after missing the previous five with a broken left forearm.||||||| "It felt good. I haven't gotten hit in a while," Gronkowski said. "I got limited reps (but) you always want to get some reps before heading into the playoffs."

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