According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected back by late September.
Anyway, the timeframe for Gronk's return has been, as we said last week, right around late September. Makes the PUP call a tough one.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 27, 2013
The Pats need to give Gronk the first six weeks of the regular season to get in shape so he can help them make a championship run. It’s the best move for him and the team.