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New England Patriots

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


Rec Yds TD
55 790 11

Giants tight ends: The 'B' Team

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 8:40 p.m. ET
Giants TEs Jake Ballard and Bear Pascoe won't be mistaken for Patriots TEs Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, but that's fine with the Giants.

Gronkowski returns to Patriots practice

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 7:59 p.m. ET
Rob Gronkowski was back at practice on Thursday, which is good new for the Patriots.

Gronkowski returns to practice

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski returned to practice on Thursday on a limited basis. He is recovering from a high ankle sprain in his left ankle.

Report: Gronkowski expected to play

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, who's battling a high-ankle sprain, is expected to play in Super Bowl XLVI save for a "setback," ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday morning.

Gronkowski misses Wednesday's practice

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
TE Rob Gronkowski was the only player to completely miss the Patriots' practice on Wednesday afternoon, according to the official pool report.

Gronkowski misses Wednesday's practice

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
OT Matt Light has returned to practice for the Patriots, but TE Rob Gronkowski remains out with a high left ankle sprain.

Coughlin believes Gronkowski will play

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Tom Coughlin addressed Rob Gronkowski's status, Chase Blackburn's return to New York and his team's philosophy on edge rushers on Wednesday.

Belichick: Gronkowski day-to-day

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick addressed Rob Gronkowski, the roster overhaul in New England and the Pro Bowl, among other things, in his Wednesday press conference.

Tuesday's Super Bowl notebook

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
A roundup of some of Tuesday's top Super Bowl stories from Indianapolis.

Walking boot off, but 'Gronk' sheds little light on status

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Rob Gronkowski appeared at media day on Tuesday without the walking boot he had been wearing since suffering the injury.

Patriots look to get OT Light and TE Gronkowski better

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Patriots OT Matt Light is sick, and TE Rob Gronkowski is still day-to-day with a high ankle sprain.

The First Fifteen: Super Bowl edition

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
Looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday? We get you ready for the week with the top 15 story lines leading up to the biggest day of nacho consumption in our great country.

'Gronk' doesn't practice; Vollmer a 'possibility' for Sunday

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick said Rob Gronkowski didn't practice Monday and OT Sebastian Vollmer is a "possibility" to play Sunday, in our SB notebook.

Who needs Stickum when you've got 'sticky' gloves?

Posted Jan. 29, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Synthetic gloves are playing a bigger role as more NFL receivers choose to wear the "sticky" gloves rather than playing bare-handed.

Patriots TE Gronkowski has high ankle sprain

Posted Jan. 27, 2012 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
It appears that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will miss his third straight practice, due to what his father termed "a high ankle sprain."


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."