Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is back in full practice after missing several months of practices and camps to numerous injuries.
Last month Patriots TE Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski said he planned to play in the season opener against the Miami Dolphins. He took a major step towards that goal by participating in 11-on-11 drills in practice on Tuesday.
Gronkowski told reporters that his injured knee “felt good” in practice and saw plenty of balls thrown his way. However, scouts noted that Gronkowski did not participate in blocking drills.
The Patriots TE has been recovering from an ACL injury suffered in December 2013, which caused him to miss the last three games of the season and the NFL playoffs after having already missed the first six games due to a back injury the prior year.
Gronkowski set NFL single-season records for receiving yards and TDs by a TE back in 2011. He has two Pro Bowl appearances and was named First- Team All-Pro in 2011.