Unlike last season when the waiting game on Rob Gronkowski's return lasted for weeks, the Patriots tight end has already been cleared to practice on the first day of training camp.After not getting added to the physically unable to perform list with others recovering from injuries, Coach Bill Belichick was asked about Gronk's status which is full steam ahead. Gronkowski's season was cut short after tearing ligaments in his knee and suffering a concussion. New England will go into camp with six tight ends on the roster.

84 Byham, Nate 6-4 264 Pittsburgh
87 Gronkowski, Rob 6-6 265 Arizona
47 Hoomanawanui, Michael 6-4 260 Illinois
88 Jones, Justin 6-8 275 East Carolina
86 Watson, Asa 6-3 240 North Carolina State
45 Williams, D.J. 6-2 245 Arkansas