Belichick: TE Rob Gronkowski 'doesn't have any limits'

Despite seeing his 2016 season cut short due to injury, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is ready to take part in New England's 2017 training camp without any limitations, according to head coach Bill Belichick.

"He doesn't have any limits that I know of," Belichick said of Gronkowski's status prior to Thursday's opening practice.

Gronkowski, who missed eight games last season and did not suit up for a single playoff game during New England's run to a fifth Super Bowl title, was sidelined after undergoing back surgery back in December.

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Despite the major procedure, Gronkowski was an active participant during New England's OTAs back in late May -- even beating Malcolm Butler for a touchdown during one session, the story said. While OTAs do not include contact, Belichick added that Gronkowski was pretty much up to speed and ready to contribute fully once New England's offseason program got underway.

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