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Rex Ryan planned for Gronkowski

Updated: October 18, 2013, 5:55 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan was so sure that Rob Gronkowski would play against the New York Jets, he had young tight end Zach Sudfeld, dubbed "Baby Gronk" this summer, play the role of the Patriots tight end on the scout team all week.

"Like we said from day one, I assumed he'd play," Ryan said. "[And] I'm assuming [Tom] Brady will play. But that's how much we assumed this guy was going to play. I don't know if they were saving him for us or whatever, but I had a funny feeling he was ...

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