Report: Rob Gronkowski’s Absence Causing Tension Around Patriots


Rob Gronkowski’s injury saga is wearing thin on some members of the New England Patriots, who wonder if he’s ever going to play.

According to a report from ESPN’s Ed Werder, Patriots “players are starting to get resentful.”

Tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s continued absence from the New England Patriots‘ lineup has escalated tension among teammates who have begun questioning him about why he’s not playing and left some wondering if he intends to play at all this season, according to multiple sources.

“There’s curiosity and resentment, and he’s creating it by going out and kicking ass during the week and then he doesn’t show up on game day and help the team win,” one source said.

Gronk will be out again today against the Saints, and a report from Pro Football Talk has the tight end missing next week against the Jets as well.

The Patriots’ decided to keep Gronkowski on the roster and not place him on the PUP list suggesting they thought he’d be ready to rejoin the team within the first six weeks of the season.