Report: Patriots, Gronk not at odds

A report came out earlier that the Patriots and tight end Rob Gronkowski were at odds when over whether he’s ready to play or not.

According to,  the Patriots and Gronk aren’t at odds.

The more likely explanation is that the Patriots are creating the impression, or allowing it to exist, that Gronkowski is getting closer to playing, forcing their weekly opponents to account during game planning for his possible presence on the field.

Even though the Patriots tend to not give accurate injury information,  it would make sense for them to rush Gronkowski back because of how bad their passing offense is.