Gronkowski broke his forearm on Nov. 19. Since then, he has been seen in odd Gronk-like activities like attending local college classes in a sling. The Patriots have won all three games without Gronkowski, averaging 38 points per game.
Breer said Tuesday night on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that Gronk had told people close to him he wanted to come back during this two-game stretch of prime-time games, but it was "unlikely" to happen. With games against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins to end the season, the Patriots could be careful with when they bring him back, according to Breer.
"Hopefully today is better than yesterday," Belichick said. "Hopefully tomorrow is better than today."