While there's still a chance that Gronkowski will return to practice by Friday, his mid-week absence suggests he is taking a cautious approach to a knee injury that was expected to sideline him for at least one week.
Raiders DE Maxx Crosby stumps for Rich Bisaccia as head coach: 'He's the best man for the job'
Defensive end Maxx Crosby provided an unequivocal endorsement for Rich Bisaccia as Raiders head coach on Tuesday during an appearance on "The Rich Eisen Show."
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott issues apology for supporting fans throwing trash at officials: 'I deeply regret the comments I made'
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott on Tuesday released a statement apologizing for his comments Sunday in which he commended fans for throwing debris at officials following an NFC Wild Card Round loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Seahawks fire defensive coordinator Ken Norton after four seasons
The Seahawks announced Tuesday they had parted ways with defensive coordinator Ken Norton, as well as defensive passing game coordinator Andre Curtis.
Jaguars unlikely to hire Alabama OC Bill O'Brien as head coach
Among a deep list of candidates for the Jaguars' head coaching job, it appears Bill O'Brien won't be rising to the top. The Alabama offensive coordinator is unlikely to be the team's choice, according to Mike Garafolo.
Mike Tomlin 'excited' about challenge of finding Steelers' next franchise QB
The post-Ben Roethlisberger era is upon Pittsburgh. After 18 seasons with Big Ben under center, the Steelers will have a new full-time starting quarterback for the first time in Mike Tomlin's tenure.
NFL injury updates, latest league news from Tuesday, Jan. 18
The Packers might finally get two of their best defenders back this week. Coach Matt LaFleur said pass rusher Za'Darius Smith and CB Jaire Alexander will practice Tuesday and he's hopeful they'll play Saturday. Also, the latest NFL roster and injury news from Tuesday.
Cardinals safety Budda Baker says he's 'going to make a full recovery' following concussion
Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker said Tuesday he expects to "make a full recovery" after suffering a concussion in a scary collision Monday with Rams running back Cam Akers.
Texans GM Nick Caserio: Deshaun Watson 'more than likely' won't play for Houston again
If being designated inactive throughout the regular season wasn't enough of a sign that Texans QB Deshaun Watson has played his last game with the team, GM Nick Caserio offered another one on Tuesday. Asked if there was a realistic chance of Watson playing for the club again, Caserio cast doubt on the possibility, but didn't dismiss it out of hand, either.
Browns DT Malik McDowell arrested in South Florida for public exposure, aggravated battery of officer
Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell was arrested Monday in Deerfield Beach, Fla., on charges of public exposure, aggravated battery of an officer and resisting arrest, according to an arrest report.
Kyle Shanahan: Relationship with Matt LaFleur 'totally good' ahead of 49ers-Packers rematch
The last time Kyle Shanahan and Matt LaFleur met was at the postgame handshake following the Packers' Week 3 victory at Levi's Stadium, with the 49ers coach giving an icy greeting to his colleague. Ahead of Saturday's Divisional Round rematch, Shanahan dismissed any ill will toward LaFleur.
Mike Vrabel: 'Big week of practice' for Derrick Henry ahead of Titans' matchup vs. Bengals
The top-seeded Titans anticipate the return of Derrick Henry for Saturday's Divisional Round matchup against the Bengals. "It's going to be a big week of practice for us," coach Mike Vrabel said Monday.