Rob Gronkowski (knee/back) did rehab work on Thursday and did not participate in Patriots practice.
Nobody expects Gronk to return to actual practices with the team until training camp officially opens. Between the recovery form ACL surgery and the back problems, the Patriots are going to keep him on a slow, relaxed timetable for fear of losing him again for an even longer period of time. It is nice to see him progressing though and he should be a worthwhile pick in the first five rounds of most fantasy drafts.
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