Just before practice on Monday, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski pronounced himself ready to go for the season opener on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. One wonders what coach Bill Belichick thinks of Gronk giving a public injury report.

If he does play, it will mark his first game action since knee surgery. He did not play in any of the preseason games.

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