|Aug. 15, 201612:07 PM PT1:07 PM MT2:07 PM CT3:07 PM ET19:07 GMT3:07 AM 北京时间12:07 PM MST2:07 PM EST2:07 PM CT23:07 UAE15:07 ET18:07 - Gronkowski did not take part in Tuesday's joint practice with the Bears after exiting Monday's session with an apparent leg injury.
Analysis: Though the always tight-lipped Patriots have shed little on Gronkowski's injury, initial indications are that it's a relatively minor one. It's likely to keep the All-Pro tight end out of the preseason, though that may have been the case even if he wasn't banged up.
|Aug. 10, 20165:14 PM PT6:14 PM MT7:14 PM CT8:14 PM ET0:14 GMT8:14 AM 北京时间5:14 PM MST7:14 PM EST7:14 PM CT4:14 UAE (+1)20:14 ET23:14 - According to a Boston Herald report, New England quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Julian Edelman are all out for the preseason opener.
Analysis: The 6-foot-6, 265-pound Gronkowski, who had 72 catches for 1,176 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, takes a beating in the regular season, so he is likely to sit out the entire preseason in an effort to keep him fresh throughout the season. That was the pattern the team followed in the 2015 preseason.
|Mar. 8, 20161:36 PM PT2:36 PM MT3:36 PM CT4:36 PM ET21:36 GMT5:36 AM 北京时间2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST3:36 PM CT1:36 UAE (+1)16:36 ET20:36 - The Patriots have picked up the option that will keep Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski in New England through 2019.
Analysis: The 26-year-old Gronkowski alluded to the move on Monday when he tweeted that he was taking a pay cut for the next four years. The deal made in 2012 was a six-year extension worth $54 million, including a $10 million option that would activate the deal for 2016-19. The Patriots paid $4 million of that option last year, making this week's move a formality.