Patriots Position Preview: More Great Things From Tight End Duo

July 22, 2012 12:00 AM
Patriots Position Preview: More Great Things From Tight End Duo
" With Patriots training camp set to open on July 26, CBSBostonSports will break down the outlook for every position on the roster. Today’s breakdown is on the tight ends.

Position: Tight End Major Players: Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Daniel Fells On The Bubble: Tyler Urban


There is little question that Rob Gronkowski is up there with the best playmakers in the league. With Tom Brady delivering perfect spirals his way, Gronk dominated the NFL in just his second pro season to the tune of 90 receptions, 1,327 yards and 18 total touchdowns – a tight end record. Opposing defenses couldn’t handle him, as he put up eight multi-touchdown games throughout the regular season and the playoffs.

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However, heading into this season there are some questions about his recovery from an ankle injury suffered in the AFC Championship game against the Ravens. Thanks in large part to Bernard Pollard (yes, him again), Gronkowski was held to just two receptions against the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI with the left ankle sprain keeping him from making any difference in the game "

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