TE: Rob Gronkowski

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski (fractured ribs) could be sidelined for "multiple weeks."

"We held out hope all week he’d be ready,” one of Schefter's sources said on Gronkowski. “He’s a different breed.” Even so, Gronk could miss multiple games leading up to Tampa Bay's Week 9 bye. Cameron Brate has run 50 routes to O.J. Howard's 11 behind Gronk this year, making the former the backup tight end to roster on the Bucs' depth chart.

SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter Oct 2, 2021, 4:38 PM ET