FOXBOROUGH — On Sunday, Rob Gronkowski disappointed the swarm of reporters near his locker after his first practice in months by saying he wasn’t going to be chatting that day, but he promised he would at some point this week.
True to his word, Wednesday Gronkowski did just that. Though the recovering Patriots tight end talked for more than six minutes, the bulk of his comments can be boiled down to two words: he’s progressing.
“Putting the pads on, just having them on, man, made me happy again,” Gronkowski said of returning to practice. “I love this game, definitely miss it, football, just going out there and practicing with my teammates.”
But asked about when he’ll play, Gronkowski didn’t give any detail. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.