Earlier in the week, many thought Rob Gronkowski would play in his first game of the season against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
All anyone wanted to talk about leading up to the Patriots versus Saints game was the absence of Rob Gronkowski on Sundays.
FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski is inactive for New England's Sunday tilt against the Saints. Recovering from multiple procedures performed in the offseason, he's now missed six weeks.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Sunday on ESPN Radio New York that the team is "completely behind" Rob Gronkowski and supports whatever decisions he makes regarding his health.