Different year, same story. The Patriots have been without Rob Gronkowski since the 2019 offseason, but still don't have a clear-cut replacement. Matt LaCosse's decision to opt out has been overshadowed by bigger names, but without him, the Patriots are relying heavily on rookie Devin Asiasi (third round, UCLA).
Reports say he has looked good. But the author added it might be asking too much. When Asiasi didn't take part in team drills late last week after appearing to roll his ankle, there was a notable void.