Dec 30, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Rob Gronkowski's absence is creating tension within Patriots organization

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is sitting out of today’s game against the New Orleans Saints. Apparently some of his teammates don’t understand why he is not playing.

“There’s curiosity and resentment, and he’s creating it by going out and kicking ass during the week and then he doesn’t show up on game day and help the team win,” one source said, via ESPN.

“If he’s not playing in games, he damn sure should not be doing what he is in practice,” said the same source said. “Whatever is holding him back now isn’t going to be healed in two weeks, because there’s nothing wrong with the arm.”

It could be because his doctor told him he wasn’t comfortable with him playing just yet. The issue for his teammates is seeing what he does in practice makes him look healthy and like the arm is fine. They don’t understand how that contact is ok, but game contact, which isn’t much different, isn’t alright.

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