As we have come to find out, though, that doesn't mean Gronkowski is a lock to be ready for the season opener.
After visiting Pats camp, Greg Bedard of The MMQB notes that Gronkowski was "favoring his right knee" and ran with a "decent but not terrible limp."
Even with a hitch in his gait, Gronk can be one of the league's most productive tight ends. But is it worth the risk to rush back before his body is ready?
Breer still believes Gronkowski will play in Week 1 but concedes the decision will likely go "down to the wire."