Speaking to reporters on Monday, Tampa coach Bruce Arians categorized TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs) as "very close" to being able to return from injury on Thursday. Gronkowski officially did not participate in Monday's practice.
It seems to be setting up as a game-time decision, which at least will give fantasy players a chance to pivot to other options if Gronk again has to sit. He has not played since Tampa's Week 3 loss to the Rams, but most of the reports about his health have been trending the right way. If healthy, he's an easy TE1 in Tampa's high-powered aerial offense.
SOURCE: Greg Auman on Twtter Oct 11, 2021, 4:43 PM ET