Belichick on Gronkowski: He's not ready yet

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Belichick on Gronkowski: He's not ready yet

FOXBORO -- Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gave something of an update on Rob Gronkowski Wednesday. 
"He did more last week than he did the week before," Belichick said. "We'll see where he's at today and tomorrow when we go out there. We'll see what he can do. We'll take it day-to-day. We make decisions day-to-day, based on where he's at. 
"He's moving along; not ready yet."

The tight end, who fractured his left forearm in New England's November 18 win over the Colts, returned to practice December 14. 
Last Sunday's game against Jacksonville marked the fifth consecutive contest Gronkowski's missed. The Patriots' match up with Miami this weekend will be the last chance he has to get competitive reps in before the postseason. 
Will he? Won't he? 
Belichick made it sound like the choice is not yet his to make. 
"I think those are really decisions that are made medically," Belichick said. "If players are able to play, then we play them; if they're not, then we don't. It's the same for every player. We treat them all the same. 
"There's nothing more important than a player's health and safety. When they're clear to play, we make a playing decision. If they're not clear to play, there's no decision to make. Once it's a competitive decision, then that's a coaching decision; if it's a medical decision, it's made by medical people."

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.

Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.