Tight end Rob Gronkowski is ready to go for Week 1 when the Patriots will face the Dolphins in Miami.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday when veterans reported to training camp that the bruising tight end is “cleared to play.” Gronkowski tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee in Week 14 against the Browns.

“Rob has always worked hard,” Belichick said.


Gronkowski is a two-time All-Pro but his past two seasons have been marred by injury.

He picked up where he left off right off the bat last season after missing the first month and a half of the 2013 Patriots season. In his return against the Jets in late October, “Gronk” had eight catches for 114 yards.

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