Jul 30, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski watches drills during training camp at the practice fields of Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Rob Gronkowski targeting Week 3 return

There has been some speculation about whether or not New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski would be ready for the start of the regular season and reports surfaced yesterday that it would not be realistic to see the tight end on the field for Week One.

However, that doesn’t mean that Gronkowski is behind schedule.

In fact, New Englands star pass catcher is right on target and he is believed to be targeting a return to the field in Week 3 of the regular season.

The news comes from Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, who says Gronkowski is “doing very well in his rehabilitation.”

With Gronkowski likely returning to field within the first few weeks of the season, it is unlikely that the Patriots would place him on the physically-unable to perform list that would keep him out a minimum of six weeks.

Obviously, this means Gronkowski would occupy one of the spots on the 53-man roster and hurt the chances of a player that is currently on the team’s roster bubble.

Tim Tebow, we are looking at you.

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