Gronkowski (ankle) remained limited at practice Thursday. We doubt that Gronkowski's Week 7 status is in any peril, but the Patriots could still choose to officially list the tight end as questionable for Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff against the Bears.
Gronkowski (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday. The tight end has been managing an ankle issue of late, but he was on the field for all but one of the Patriots' 78 offensive snaps in their in 43-40 win over the Chiefs in Week 6. That ample workload seemingly implies his limitations Wednesday were simply maintenance-related.
Gronkowski caught three passes (four targets) for 97 yards in Sunday's 43-40 victory over the Chiefs. Gronkowski was held in check for the majority of the game as the Patriots tried to control the ball on the ground against the Chiefs' high-octane offense. The 29-year-old entered the fourth quarter with just one catch for 16 yards, but he came alive on New England's final two drives with gains of 39 and 42 yards, respectively, setting up the eventual game-winning field goal as time expired. Gronkowski didn't appear to suffer a setback to his ankle, but don't be surprised if he carries a questionable tag (as he usually does) heading into a Week 7 matchup with the Bears.
Gronkowski (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Despite his injury designation, Gronkowski never seemed at much risk of sitting out Week 6 after practicing in limited fashion Wednesday through Friday. Rapoport's report should give fantasy owners some added peace of mind in keeping Gronkowski active, as the first two waves of Sunday games will have already concluded when the Patriots and Chiefs kick off at 8:20 p.m. EDT.
Gronkowski (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs after practicing in a limited fashion all week. We'd be very surprised if Gronkowski isn't in uniform Sunday night, but hopefully added optimism on that front will arrive via the likes of NFL insiders Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport closer to game time. Gronkowski, who was also listed as questionable Week 5, ended up seeing action on 63 of 69 snaps on offense in the Patriots' 38-24 win over the Colts on Oct. 4.
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