It remains to be seen whether or not Gronkowski will start the regular season on the PUP list. Rapoport added in a tweet earlier today that he's been told the star tight end "could be ready" for Week 1.
WBZ-TV in Boston reports that Patriots TE
"State Police detectives were back at his home Wednesday morning," notes WBZ. "They knocked on the door and no one answered. After making a brief phone call, they left and would not talk to reporters, referring all questions to to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office. The D.A. has not commented on the case."
Adam Schefter of ESPN.com believes that
"I know there's this great curiosity about Tebow, but the truth is the two bigger and much more significant questions in New England are: How are the Patriots going to replace Wes Welker and how much will upcoming back surgery impact tight end Rob Gronkowski this season? Those two factors will have a much greater impact on what the Patriots' record will be this season," writes Schefter.
Mike Reiss and Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com write that Patriots RB
"It’s clear that
Luke Hughes of NESN.com lists
"Dowling was the corner on the field for nearly all of the offseason workouts, including organized team activities and the two-day minicamp," writes Hughes on the third-year cornerback. "He stuck on receivers like glue, glided in and out of his breaks like a galloping gazelle and contested enough of