"A person who has seen Gronkowski at the facility tells ESPN that Gronkowski looks good and seems to be progressing, but nobody yet knows whether he'll be ready for the Patriots' opener against the Buffalo Bills," writes Werder.
Gronkowski is expected to open training camp on the PUP list, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Mike Rodak of ESPNBoston.com gives Patriots quarterback
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Mike Reiss of ESPN.com believes that Patriots wide receiver
"I also wouldn't undersell his athleticism and speed," notes Reiss. "Naturally, losing part of the offseason as he rehabs his foot wasn't ideal, but I think one of the main things he has going for him is a trust built up with Tom Brady and a knowledge of the offense. If he's healthy on the opening day of camp, I think he'll quickly elevate to close to the top of the depth chart."
Nick Underhill of MassLive.com is counting down the top 25 players essential to the New England Patriots 2013 success. Today he released No. 11-15 on the list, with linebacker
"The man who brings the edge to New England’s defense, Spikes continued to build on his reputation as being one of the best run-stopping linebackers in the NFL during the 2012 season," writes Underhill. "His pass coverage still need some work, but Spikes spent his offseason working in Florida with the hope of improving his game. Entering the final year of his contract, proving serviceable in passing situation should help him find the payday he desires."