New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick says tight end Rob Gronkowski hasn’t missed a day of training camp.
From Belichick’s press conference, via Patriots’ team website:
Q: How does Rob Gronkowski look? I know he was out there yesterday running around.
BB: He’s been out there every day. He’s been in a camp the whole – he hasn’t missed a day of camp.
BB: He was here the first day of camp. He’s been doing the same thing every day.
Q: How has he looked recently?
BB: He’s been doing the same thing every day.
Q: He’s been out there every day?
BB: The same thing every day. For those of us who have been here, it’s been the same thing every day.
Q: He was out in the view of media yesterday.
BB: Same thing every day.
Gronkowski was seen by the media at Monday’s practice working with the strength and conditioning coaches. He was wearing his trademark white receivers gloves, and carrying a football in his right arm while running through footwork drills.
Belichick will now have to decide whether Gronkowski will miss the first six weeks of the season on the PUP list or if he will put the tight end on the active roster with the hope he can play sometime in September.
“Every decision we make on a player comes down to two things really: what’s best for the player and what’s best for the team. When those are the same, it’s easy. When they’re not, something has to give and you have to make a call one way or the other. That’s the way it is with everything,” said Belichick when asked how he’ll decide which players should be put on the PUP list.