Even after Rob Gronkowski caught eight passes for 114 yards, he still gets dogged with questions about his injuries. Gronkowski spoke with media on Wednesday and said that he is putting his injury history behind him and will focus on upcoming opponents.
Gronkowski still wears a long brace on his forearm, a byproduct of his surgery over the summer. He broke his arm in Week 11 of the 2012 season and returned in to play at the end of the season before re-injuring the arm. When all was said and done, Gronkowski has had his arm operated on four times since the initial injury.
Here is a quick look at the rest of the news from Wednesday evening.
Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley got a bit of good news on Wednesday with reports that he will be let out of the hospital on Thursday, Jason la Canfora from CBS Sports reported. Finley was involved in a scary collision against the Browns in Week 7 and was carted off the field with a neck injury.
He spent the night in the ICU as a precaution, but was seen walking around on Monday. Doctors diagnosed Finley with a bruised spinal cord, and speculation around the league is that the Packers will place him on the injured reserve. Finley has 25 receptions for 300 yards and three touchdowns on the year.
The NFL had two games in London on the schedule this year; the Steelers faced the Vikings in Week 3 and the Jaguars will play the 49ers on Sunday. The league is hoping to place more games in London over the coming years, and already has Jacksonville locked in for at least three more appearances. Jacksonville has a natural connection to England thanks to owner Shahid Khan, who also owns Fulham F.C.
New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola was back at practice for the first time since suffering a concussion in the third quarter of a 30-27 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 6, Pats Pulpit reported. It was the second major injury for Amendola this season.
Amendola was expected to fit right in Tom Brady's offense and fill the shoes of Wes Welker. But the wide receiver had a nagging groin injury that sat him from Week 2 to Week 4. He returned in Week 5 with four receptions and 55 yards. He has 16 receptions for 159 yards in three games this season.
The Raiders needed a bye week to heal some wounds, and as Silver and Black Pride reported, Wednesday gave them the news they wanted to hear. Starting center Stefen Wisniewski was back at practice on Wednesday after missing the past two weeks with a knee injury.
Losing Wisniewski forced the Raiders to do some shuffling at the offensive line, and it showed in the past two weeks. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor has been sacked 13 times since Wisniewski went out, with nine of those sacks coming last week against the Chiefs.