Rob Gronkowski briefly took part in an 11-on-11 drill Sunday when the offense lightly ran through running plays against the defense. It’s a quick measure of progress, but they were going half speed. He still hasn’t taken any live reps against the defense through four practices.
Still, it's a good sign for Gronk's progress. We had a news story a few weeks ago from the Pat's Web site that said he would be ready Week 1 and it appears he's on pace.