Gronkowski, Patriots Differ on Status

Patriots_Rob_Gronkowski_2013When New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will return remains a mystery that grows murkier by the day.

Gronkowski and receiver Danny Amendola (groin) were downgraded to out by the team for Sunday night’s game against the Falcons.

Gronkowski has gone through the past two weeks of practice running around, catching touchdown passes and practicing like he would play, even taking hits and getting tackled during practice, according to sources.

Those who have watched him the past two weeks insist Gronkowski looks like he’s absolutely ready to play — and are baffled why he has not yet appeared in a game this season. Patriots players have been waiting and wondering what the holdup is.

Source: Adam Schefter,