X-rays on Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski's ribs came back clean, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Gronk returned to Sunday's game vs. the Rams, and Schefter calls Gronk "likely" to play vs. his former Patriots squad on Sunday night.
The Buccaneers have ruled TE Rob Gronkowski out for Thursday night's game against the Eagles with his rib injury and assortment of adjacent damage. That will keep Cameron Brate as their top receiving option at the position. It'll be Gronk's 3rd straight missed game.
Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs, lung) remained sidelined for Tuesday's practice. HC Bruce Arians said Monday that Gronk had a shot to play vs. the Eagles on Thursday night, but that seems unlikely at this point. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.
Bucs HC Bruce Arians said Monday that TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs, lung) will be "very close" to being cleared for Thursday night's game vs. the Eagles. We'll keep an eye on his progress over the next couple of days. For now, fantasy owners should assume Gronk won't play Week 6 -- and consider it a bonus if he does.
Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs, lung) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Dolphins. His status for Week 6 and beyond is uncertain. Cameron Brate gets another game as Tampa’s lead TE this weekend. He ran a route on 69% of pass plays and garnered 6 targets last week.
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