Despite getting off to a 5-1 start, including an improbable last second victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, injured tight end Rob Gronkowski has dominated the headlines for the New England Patriots.
Reports that Gronkowski has looked great in practice have surfaced. Some reports suggest Gronkowski is healthy enough to play and that the team is angry about his refusal to take the field.
All parties have continued to deny such reports.
However, according to Tom E. Curran of Comcast Sports New England, the Patriots are sick of information like this being leaked to the press.
Curran appeared on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Monday and PFT’s Mike Florio summarized Curran’s comments. Curran says “the Pats have put out the word to quit talking about any injured players” and as result, it has been difficult if not impossible to get updates regarding receiver Danny Amendola (apparent concussion), cornerback Aqib Talib (hip flexor strain, reportedly), and linebacker Jerod Mayo (arm in sling, which likely wasn’t a fashion statement).”
All three of those players left the Patriots’ victory over the Saints at some point in the game Sunday.