We have a Gronk sighting.
In Week 12, the Pats used Gronk and Scott Chandler in a tight-end heavy packages. Last week, New England was forced to use more three-receiver sets sans Gronkowski and struggled.
The Patriots have lost two consecutive games for just the seventh time since Brady became the starter in 2001. New England's last three-game losing streak came Weeks 4-8, 2002 (four straight -- the only three-plus game losing streak of the Brady era).
Getting Gronk back on the field will be a huge boon to Pats avoiding a three-game skid. Practicing Thursday is the first step.