Rob Gronkowski’s health status has been a constantly fluctuating situation, muddled by the fact that the Patriots are never good at communicating information on injured players (salute, Bill Belichick). But reportedly, Gronk was on the practice field today in full pads, which is awfully encouraging considering we didn’t know if he’d play at all for the first six weeks or so given his back injury. Looks like Gronk is gearing up to go. From Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald on Twitter:
Rob Gronkowski is in full uniform here at practice. Washington, Cole, Svitek absent.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) September 1, 2013