New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday that tight end Rob Gronkowski will not be placed on the active/physically unable to perform list to open training camp. Per ESPN
This puts Gronkowski in position to be ready for the regular-season opener Sept. 7 at Miami. He said last week that he plans to play the full 16-game schedule.
Gronkowski, who was limited to seven games last season, underwent surgery on his right ACL on Jan. 9.
"It's a positive," said veteran offensive lineman Logan Mankins, one of the Patriots' captains. "We were all hoping Gronk would have a good recovery, and so far he has. Any time you can have Gronk on the field, it's great."
The Patriots' first training camp practice is Thursday.
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