Saturday, September 4, 2010
Gronkowski's 4 TDs tied for NFL lead
By Mike Reiss
An important part of Rob Gronkowski's early impact in the Patriots' offense has been his presence. He hasn't missed a practice since first participating in rookie minicamp in April.
Then this preseason, no Patriots offensive skill-position player has been on the field more, as Gronkowski played 127 snaps (including penalties). Yet in a sign of how he is now viewed by the coaching staff, Gronkowski came off the field with the starters after two series Thursday night against the Giants.