Gronkowski didn't wear the walking boot during the Patriots' hour-long session of Media Day on Tuesday, and he walked to his podium without a limp. It doesn't necessarily mean he has shed the boot permanently, but it's a sign of improvement after he wore it during the Patriots' trip to Indianapolis on Sunday.
The expectation is that Gronkowski will play in the Super Bowl, but the second-year tight end wouldn't comment on anything beyond his daily rehabilitation goals. The positive news, though, is he said he's improving on a day-to-day basis.
"[I'm] feeling better every day," Gronkowski said. "That's a positive sign. You just want to keep going in the right direction. I want to be out there with the team, obviously, and help out the team, obviously. Just taking it step by step and getting better every single day."