New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) returned to practice on Friday. It's his first time practicing since breaking his forearm on an extra point play back in Week 11. Gronk was given a 4-8 week timetable, so he's right in line with that early projection.
Gronk has 53 catches for 748 yards and 10 TDs on the season.
Fantasy Impact: As usual, the Patriots aren't talking about Gronk's game time status. There have been whispers that he would get a "tune up" for the playoffs in Week 17.
It's a good sign that Gronk is back at practice, but there's no telling if he'll play this week or not, and I fully expect the Pats to list him as "questionable" along with everyone else, helping absolutely nobody. We may not know for sure until they kick off on Sunday night.