Rob Gronkowski ‘Feeling Decent,’ Unsure Of Status For Patriots-Texans Game


FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski again was limited in practice Tuesday. Afterward, he gave an update on the condition of his injured hamstring.

“I’m feeling decent,” Gronkowski said, two days before the 2-0 Patriots host the 2-0 Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium. “We’ll see. Definitely going to be a coach’s decision, trainer’s decision. We’ll all come together. But I’m just doing everything I can right now to be as healthy as I can be. I’m improving every single day, and basically just day by day right now. Taking it one day at a time.”

Gronkowski, who sat out each of the Patriots’ first two games, said he’s feeling better than did Sunday, when he did not suit up against the Miami Dolphins.

“Yes, for sure,” he said. “I’m feeling better every single day that goes on, every single week.”

Tuesday’s Patriots practice was a shorts-and-T-shirts walk-through, but Gronkowski took the field in full pads before shedding them midway through warmups.

“I haven’t been in full pads in a while, so I kind of felt like I wanted to get used to it,” he explained. “Full pads is different. It weighs more that having nothing on. It’s part of the training process. But obviously, I wasn’t allowed to wear them (because of NFL restrictions on padded practices), so I just had to take them off. So really, no big deal. I just like the feel. You want to get the feel of your shoulder pads when you haven’t been in them that much.”

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images

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