Gronkowski Could Play Sunday for Patriots

Gronk_2013The New England Patriots are becoming increasingly optimistic that tight end Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady’s most trustworthy receiver, will soon rejoin the huddle.

Gronkowski has been practicing for several weeks, and a source said there is a 50-50 chance that he makes his return to the lineup Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Although the Patriots have opened with two victories, Brady has been visibly frustrated after struggling with a supporting cast that includes three rookie wideouts and an undrafted rookie tight end.

With three top receiving targets missing last Thursday, Brady struggled throughout a 13-10 victory over the New York Jets completing less than 50 percent of his passes and running an offense that converted just 4 of 18 third downs and had more punts (11) than first downs (9).

Source, Ed Werder, ESPN