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Rob Gronkowski declares himself 'good to go' vs. Jets

Ryan Hannable
November 23, 2018 - 3:11 pm

FOXBORO -- It looks like the Patriots will be getting Rob Gronkowski back on the field Sunday against the Jets.

After missing the last two games, and three out of the last four, with nagging ankle/back injuries, Gronkowski declared himself "good to go."

"Definitely ready to get back there," he said. "I’m good to go and excited to be back out there with the team, excited to get back out there on Sundays and play some ball."

Gronkowski has seemed to be progressing each week, especially when he made the trip to Tennessee the week before the bye, but then did not play.

"I feel good," he said. "I’m ready to go. Sunday afternoon in New York, it’s going to be a hostile environment. It always is. They’re a good team. They play hard. I mean, I can’t recall a game where I would say they haven’t played hard in my nine years playing them. So it’ll be a good one. It’ll be a tough one, but it’ll be a good one again."

Gronkowski added: "I feel good. I’m ready to play. That’s all. I’m excited to be back out there come Sunday and just been working hard to get back out there and ready to roll."

The Patriots tight end has just 29 catches for 448 yards and one touchdown this season.

He was asked if he ever concerns himself with stats other than wins?

"No, not really," he said. "The wins are the biggest part. It’s the culture around here, just do the best you can, do what you’ve got to do to help the team. If the statistics come with it, then they come with it, but whatever we’ve got to do as a unit, as a whole, to go out there and get the win."

In addition to declaring himself ready for the game, he was much looser with the media than in any other recent sessions, which is a sign he's refreshed mentally.

"I’m excited to be back with the team, excited to go back out there with the guys and go to battle," Gronkowski said.

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