According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the New England Patriots are hoping to get tight end Rob Gronkowski back for their week three match up with the Buccaneers. If he can’t get back by then, they believe he’ll be on the field the next week.
On Gronk: The Patriots hope to have him back by Week 3. I'm told he will be back by Week 4. Not being on PUP paid off.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2013
Now all the Pats need is for Gronk to stay healthy once he gets back.