FOXBORO -- Reports surfaced before that game that Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt trotted out to midfield and then both spit and wiped his feet on the Patriots logo at Gillette Stadium during pregame warmups.
After his Texans' 41-28 loss, Watt admitted he did it . . . but that he didn't mean anything by it.
"I do that every game, home or away," said Watt. "I go out to midfield, I jog out there, spit a little bit, wipe my feet off, and then I go out and do my stretch. No drama there, that's 100 percent what I do every game, home or away."
Rob Gronkowski's been having more than his share of fun this offseason, based off what we've seen on social media, but he sent out a Tweet Sunday night that makes it sound as if he can't wait for training camp to begin.
Gronkowski played in only eight games in 2016 because of back issues that eventually required surgery, and missed all of the Patriots' run to the Super Bowl championship.
Of course, if you check Gronk's timeline beneath his 'I-can't-wait-to-start-playing-again' Tweet, you'll find a) a couple of hypes for his new show MVP, b) a re-Tweet in which he's helping Mojo Rawley get ready for Wrestlemania, and c) quasi-ads for the various products he endorses.
The guys on The Baseball Show discuss Pablo Sandoval lighting it up in spring training and if he could continue that in the regular season.