Patriots crisp finish Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to compete on Sunday in the team against the Titans, while Sony Michel will run back is questionable.
Gronkowski's status was questionable on Friday, but NFL Network reported on Saturday that the team "is pursuing the clever, cautious approach by ensuring that it is fully recovered after parting to bring the season to a close."
#Patrioten TE Rob Gronkowski (back, ankle) will not play Sunday vs #Titanssaid the source. The team takes the smart, cautious approach to make sure they're back in full force after parting to complete the season strongly.
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 10, 2018
Both Gronkowski and Michel were on Friday in limited numbers in the practice in New England involved, the team said. Four other players, including linebacker Dont & # 39; a Hightower, were classified as questionable.
– New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 9, 2018
Gronkowski has missed two of the team's last three games with ankle and back injuries. He has caught 29 passes for 448 yards and a touchdown. He told reporters Friday that the coaching staff of the Patriots will finally decide if he plays.
"It's the decision of a coach," said Gronkowski (via NESN). "If the coach thinks I can go, I can go."
Michel suffered a knee injury and last played on October 21 in the Patriots' 38-31 victory over the Bears. He had an average of 4.4 yards per carry and struck four touchdowns in 2018 in six games.
The Patriots compete with a 7-2 record against the Titans in first place at AFC East.