Nov 18, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) lines up on the kicking team during the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots won 59-24. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots: Gronkowski Travels With Team, Talib Stays Home


Sep 12, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) celebrates with strong safety Steve Gregory (28) after an interception during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday it was reported that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, was medically cleared by doctors, signalling that he is finally allowed to play on Sundays with his team. Obviously there was a lot of excitement among the Patriots fan-base, simply because of how talented the big man is. His presence alone will open up a lot of things for the rest of the stagnant Patriots O, not to mention his unique ability to dominate whoever is across from him on the field.

It is now known that Gronkowski made the trip to New York, which all but guarantees that he will be on the field this Sunday afternoon. However with this good news comes some news that will disappointment some of ‘Patriots Nation’.

Aqib Talib, the talented Patriots cornerback, did not travel with the team, which of course indicates that he will not be available for New England when they take on the Jets. After hearing the reports that came out of practice this week, I wasn’t surprised at all by this news, and I am sure that the Pats prepared for his absence all week long. Talib suffered a hip injury in the second half of last week’s win, which is why he will be held out of their upcoming contest.

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