An encouraging sign at New England Patriots practice today - tight end Rob Gronkowski was back working out and wearing a knee brace.

Reporters on the scene say he looked ok as he jogged and skipped and threw some high-fives to coach Bill Belichick.

Gronk suffered a knee bruise and MCL strain in the Denver game.

Whether he plays Sunday night against Houston is another story. It would be Friday, at the earliest, before we find out his status.

NOTE: The Patriots vs Texans game is live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket. Pregame coverage begins at 5:30pm.