Rapoport was told Sunday that it's Gronkowski's forearm -- not his back, operated on in June -- that's holding him out. Sources informed of the injury told Rapoport that the forearm, after five surgeries, needs to be at full strength before the dominating pass-catcher rides in on his white horse.
Other injuries from around the league:
» On the Danny Amendola front: NFL Media's Albert Breer reported on "NFL GameDay Morning" that the receiver's groin tear is "off the bone." What that means is that Amendola's injury can't get any worse, which is why he practiced with the Patriots this week. Of course, he won't play Sunday against the Bucs, per the team.