Patriots Rumors: Injury to Rob Gronkowski is not concerning
By Nick Ziegler
Recent Patriots rumors are certainly good for the team, as Rob Gronkowski is expected to be available for Sunday’s game.
After losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2, recent Patriots rumors have been about the status of Rob Gronkowski in Week 3.
In the first week of the season, Gronkowski had a great game against the Houston Texans, as he totaled seven receptions, 123 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown. After an offseason filled with speculation about his future in the NFL and with the Patriots, Gronkowski was able to have a vintage performance.
Against the Jaguars in Week 2, it was a different story for Gronkowski and the Patriots offense. In the loss, Gronkowski totaled just two receptions and 15 yards. The Jaguars certainly made it a point to focus on stopping Gronkowski in Week 2, and it clearly worked. For the first time without Julian Edelman, the Patriots looked a bit thin weapons wise against the Jaguars.
This week, Gronkowski popped up on the injury report with an ankle injury. However, according to Ian Rapoport, he should be good to go for Sunday Night Football.
Having Gronkowski on the field is certainly important for the Patriots offense. He is the best weapon that Tom Brady currently has, and is usually unguardable in single coverage. With the addition of Josh Gordon this week, Gronkowski should see a lot less double teams when the two are on the field.
With the Patriots currently sitting at 1-1, Sunday Night Football is certainly a big game for them. Since the Miami Dolphins have started out well this season, the Patriots certainly don’t want to fall under .500 with them being 2-0 through two games with a winnable game on Sunday as well.
Even with the addition of Gordon, it is important that Gronkowski is healthy for the Patriots. In his first week, Gordon likely won’t be involved a ton, as Brady will be targeting his talented tight end often.