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Rob Gronkowski: Working with Alex Guerrero is 'very good'

Ryan Hannable
December 22, 2017 - 3:38 pm

FOXBORO -- For the first time in quite some time, it appears Rob Gronkowski is as close to full strength as he can be at the end of a season.

Perhaps, this is related to the tight end starting to work with Tom Brady's personal trainer, Alex Guerrero, this season.

With Guerrero being in the news this week, Gronkowski was asked Friday if he still works with him?

"Yes. I work up there. It's very good," Gronkowski said.

The Boston Globe reported this week Guerrero's access has been restricted and he can only treat Brady inside Gillette Stadium. The other players must go to the TB12 Center at Patriot Place.

"It hasn't impacted my preparation at all," Gronkowski said. "I don't know much at all about that. I didn't read anything about it. I saw that there's stuff. That's between Tom [Brady] and the team. I don't know. I have no clue but I'm just preparing, worrying about the Bills and just doing what I've been doing."

Gronkowski's work with Guerrero was said to make him more flexible, which was showcased Sunday against Pittsburgh when he made a shoelace catch on the final drive. The tight end joked about the play saying Brady just made a bad throw.

"I just made that catch because that's where Tom [Brady] finally threw it. He had a bad ball for once," he said.

The Patriots will take on the Bills Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.