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Media interviews with players are scheduled again for around midday, after practice.
UPDATE… 3:24 p.m.
Both Amendola and Gronkowski spoke to reporters following practice.
The former was surprisingly candid in his own prognosis.
“I anticipate being 100 percent shortly,” Amendola declared. “I don't know when, but I'm getting closer. There's a light [at the end of the tunnel]. I can see it.”
When asked about where he is relative to his normal strength, Gronk acknowledged that he had to stop lifting weights and working out for a couple of months during the offseason, but that he’s now “improving every week” to get back at full strength.
“There really is no update. You know how we go,” he stated, tacitly referring to the team’s preference not to discuss injuries.
Some observers have noted that the tight end seems noticeably slimmed down as a result of his extended rehabilitation this year.
“I don't lose weight. I can look skinny and still be the same amount of weight,” he insisted, then joked, “It goes by skinny or looking jacked.”
Pressed to choose which one he thinks he looks like now, Gronk retorted, “You guys tell me.”
UPDATE… 4:18 p.m.
Amendola and Gronk were both limited again in practice, and several other players were added to the injury report, including the aforementioned Vollmer. Linebacker/co-captain