There's just no way the Patriots can truly replace what they'll miss with Rob Gronkowski out for at least four weeks.
But they'll have to make due with what they have. So, what do they have? Well, certainly, there's still no shortage at the tight end position. They are expected -- expected -- to have Aaron Hernandez back, and Visanthe Shiancoe is a big tight end who can also catch.
And what about the Patriots' big offseason acquisition, Brandon Lloyd? Does he have a bigger role now that Brady's favorite red zone target is on the shelf?
Tom E. Curran and Mike Giardi discuss.