New England Patriots leaning towards activating Rob Gronkowski from PUP list

Dec 30, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) exits the field after he game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphins 28-0. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots will need to determine whether or not they will be placing star tight end Rob Gronkowski on the physically-unable to perform list by Saturday’s deadline when teams are forced to cut down to a 53-man roster.

According to reports, New England is “leaning towards” activating Gronkowski from the PUP list so that he is able to rejoin the team before Week Six of the season.

From Albert Breer of the NFL Network:

While Gronk could be activated, there is still a belief that Gronkowski will miss most of September. However, he could be back by Week 4 of the season.

If that is the case, he will be playing in a few more games than he would have if he was kept on the PUP list.

New England will take that.

Topics: New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski

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