Rob Gronkowski (ACL) deflected a question Tuesday on whether he will be ready for the 2014 season opener. "Oh man, that's too far away. I'm just improving every day right now," Gronkowski said.
Patriots policy is to keep quiet with regard to discussing injuries with the media, so Gronkowski's statements are a little less cagey than people are making them out to be. However, he's also not the fastest healer as we saw extended absences from a broken arm that never healed properly and forced him into taking off more time than he or fantasy owners would have liked. You'll have to wait until camp opens before seeing just how ready he is, but the Patriots are likely to try and keep that fairly secretive as well.ANALYST: Howard Bender