Jan 13, 2013; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) prepares to catch the ball while being defended by Houston Texans line backer Barrett Ruud (54) during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Gronkowski re-injured his arm on the play and did not return to the game. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski not traveling to Cincinnati


 

The Bengals appeared to have caught a break this week, as they will not have to face All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski when the Patriots come to town:

It’s rather surprising he won’t play considering the team just released a promising rookie TE in Zach Sufeld, and actually have two open roster spots at the moment. It look as though the 2013 NFL debut of Gronkowski won’t be until next week at home vs the New Orleans Saints.

For now, the Pats will likely go with Michael Hoomanawanui and Matthew Mulligan.

 

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