Rob Gronkowsi (thigh) a late addition to the injury report
We’re used to seeing Gronkowski on the injury report, so we were emotionally prepared for his addition Wednesday. It’s not clear what caused Gronkowski to be placed on the injury report, but it doesn’t sound like he’s leaning to the “probable” side of his questionable designation. Ian Rapoport reported Thursday morning Gronkowski is expected to play tonight, though it’s possible he could be limited as a result of the injury.
The Patriots have Dwayne Allen behind Gronkowski on the depth chart to pick up some of the slack if need be, so don’t be surprised if Gronkowski gets extra rest between the 20’s. He’s still an obvious must-start TE, because he’s a big-play machine and a touchdown magnet.
Marcus Mariota (hamstring) was limited at practice