Rob Gronkowski was bursting, planting, and cutting during the early portions of Thursday’s practice open to the media, and doesn’t look like he’s having any limitations. Whether he’ll be ready to play in the first month of the season is another matter.

Boy that last sentence above really takes the wind out of the sails, doesn't it? Gronk is doing just fine in his own private little rehab world, but how he'll fare against defenders hitting him every step of the way is yet to be determined. We'll continue to track his progress as we get closer to fantasy draft season and see just how much time on the actual practice field he puts in once training camp opens.ANALYST: Howard Bender Mobile App