|National Football League|
|Sep. 2 2:00 PM PT3:00 PM MT4:00 PM CT5:00 PM ET21:00 GMT5:00 AM 北京时间2:00 PM MST4:00 PM EST4:00 PM CT1:00 UAE (+1)17:00 ET20:00 - One day after Gronkowski pronounced himself ready to return, Bill Belichick reminded him it will be the coach's decision.
Analysis: Belichick said during a conference call Tuesday he will decide whether the tight end is ready to take the field after a knee injury. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels says they'll use Gronkowski however they can. Gronkowski has been a Pro Bowl-caliber player when healthy. After injuring his arm in the 2012 season, he tore ligaments in his right knee last Dec. 8. He has not played in the preseason, but he said at his locker Monday he was "super excited" to be back.
|Sep. 1 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET17:28 GMT1:28 AM 北京时间10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:28 PM CT21:28 UAE13:28 ET16:28 - Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots' opener at Miami this Sunday.
Analysis: Gronkowski, who tore his right ACL and MCL on Dec. 8, is a two-time Pro Bowler and was an All-Pro in 2011. He has 226 catches with 42 touchdowns in 50 regular-season games.
|July 25 12:34 PM PT1:34 PM MT2:34 PM CT3:34 PM ET19:34 GMT3:34 AM 北京时间12:34 PM MST2:34 PM EST2:34 PM CT23:34 UAE15:34 ET18:34 - The tough tight end is anxious to get into a game and take his chances less than eight months after knee surgery.
Analysis: Playing in New England's third preseason game Friday night against the Carolina Panthers seems unlikely. Playing in the regular-season opener Sept. 7 against the Miami Dolphins? That's still his goal, although the coaches and training staff will have the final say.
|July 23 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET15:57 GMT11:57 PM 北京时间8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST10:57 AM CT19:57 UAE11:57 ET14:57 - Gronkowski has been cleared to play at the New England Patriots training camp. Coach Bill Belichick says the star tight end has been cleared after offseason knee surgery. The Patriots hold their first public practice of camp on Thursday.
Analysis: Gronkowski missed the last three regular-season games and both playoff games after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee when he was hit by Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward. Gronkowski underwent surgery in January. He also missed the first six games while recovering from forearm and back operations. He played just seven games last season and finished with 39 catches and four touchdowns.