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Rob Gronkowski Not Out of the Woods Yet

Monday, May 27th, 2013

NEPD Staff Writer: Tony Santorsa

Things are not looking good for New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Earlier this past week, we learned that Gronkowski underwent his fourth arm surgery and that it was successful, per Albert Breer of NFL Network. According to Robert Kraft: “it was as good a report as we could hope for.”

However, Gronkowski isn’t out of the woods quite yet.


Visanthe Shiancoe, Daniel Fells and Jake Ballard: Patriots Free Agency Reset

Saturday, August 4th, 2012
Visanthe Shiancoe Patriots TE

Visanthe Shiancoe is the only free agent signing at tight end that is currently practicing in New England. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

The New England Patriots spent two picks on tight ends in the 2010 NFL Draft: a second-round selection on Rob Gronkowski and a fourth-round choice on Aaron Hernandez.

The two combined for 87 catches, 1,109 receiving yards, and 16 touchdowns as rookies and both players substantially improved their production in 2011, ending up making 169 catches for 2,237 yards and 24 touchdowns.

New England’s offensive scheme last season was heavily focused on getting both Gronkowski and Hernandez the ball as much as possible, yet nonetheless New England enters the 2012 season having added a number of tight ends to the roster, most notably Daniel Fells, Jake Ballard and Visanthe Shiancoe.


Patriots Training Camp Preview: Tight Ends

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Aaron Hernandez and the Patriots Tight Ends will be "Making It Rain" all year.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The most talented position on the Patriots roster outside of quarterback is at Tight End.

As if having two young studs wasn’t enough last season, the Patriots were active in free agency adding even more depth and talent to the position. Here we are just days before the start of training camp and there are still reports that the team is looking at acquiring more tight end depth in Visanthe Shiancoe.

How will all this talent fit onto the roster and what roles will they fill?

Continue reading as we preview the Patriots Tight End position prior to training camp.


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