The Patriots should be in no rush to bring Rob Gronkowski back early (Shutdown Corner)

Why not wait until Rob Gronkowski is 100 percent before bringing him back? Rob Gronkowski is expected to miss his second straight game to start the season, according to’s Adam Schefter, and after New England disposed of the Cardinals in Arizona without their all-world tight end, why should the Patriots be in any rush to bring him back before he’s 100 percent? Gronkowski injured his hamstring during a joint practice with the Chicago Bears in mid-August, and in an extremely un-Patriot-like admission just prior to Week 1, he told reporters he wasn’t 100 percent.