New England Patriots: Five Players To Watch At Training Camp

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Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) spikes the football after a touchdown reception in the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

2. Rob Gronkowski

Is he healthy?

That is the question that must be answered over the next month or so. The success of this season will be determined by how healthy Gronk is, and we are nearing the first “checkpoint”, if you will.

According to all reports, his rehab is coming along nicely, but he has yet to participate in an actual football practice. How his body reacts to the grueling days of July and August will tell us a lot about where he is at in terms of recovery, specifically if he will be ready for week one.

I have a feeling that we will see the old Gronk dominating camp, once it begins. Reporters that cover the team said he looked okay in minicamp early in June, so the next step in his progression would be to wow us in training camp.