http://www.newenglandpatriotsteamonline.com/kyle-van-noy-jersey , much less Rob Gronkowski, to say anything about what their assignments are other than “we’re gonna execute the game plan”, you may be new here.Having said that, compared with some of the Mean Girls stuff going around in places like Pittsburgh and Jacksonville and Green Bay, the classic Patriot-speak is almost a blessing in disguise at this point. Think of it like a peanut butter sandwich or an old hoodie or something. It works, albeit sort of unspectacularly, so why change it?And now that we’ve at least tabled the Gronk-vs-Kelce debate for the time being, Gronk had some thoughts on the superior part of his game in that argument (that being, of course, the “end” part of the “tight end” position) and why he’s equally down with running up the seam or bench-pressing a defensive end.From PFT:PFT also notes Authentic Trent Brown Jersey , in the “can’t make this stuff up” department, that even with Gronk’s slow-ish receiving start to the season, which will happen when teams are throwing triple-teams and just praying something works, he’s still on pace for...wait for it...69 receptions and 1,080 yards. To hit the yardage incentive part of his re-done contract, he needs 1,085, and the catch incentive kicks in at 70 grabs, so file that under “when you’ve got somewhere to be at 6pm and the GPS says you’ll get there at 5:59”. The touchdown incentive looks a bit more “well, we got some work to do” at this point http://www.newenglandpatriotsteamonline.com/patrick-chung-jersey , since (you may have heard) he currently has one (1), and the performance trigger kicks in at 9 scores, but with the way this offense has looked since “what happens in Detroit stays in Detroit”, is anyone really betting against Gronk possibly scoring an average of once a week?On the other hand, if there was ever a time to have a pair of tight ends that are both down to stay home and push guys around, it’d be when the Patriots roll into Soldier Field this weekend to take on the Bears, who are suddenly back to looking a lot more like your dad’s Bears than whatever it was John Fox was doing.2018 Patriots roster tracker: New England places TE Ryan Izzo on injured reserve, adds WR Riley McCarron to practice squad The New England Patriots’ busy weekend is far from over. The team has reportedly made two more moves affecting both the active 53-man roster and the practice squad.According to ESPN’s Field Yates, New England has placed tight end Ryan Izzo on the injured reserve list:The move does not come as a surprise, after reports yesterday that the Patriots were expected to move the rookie to the reserve list. However Womens Eric Rowe Jersey , that they waited until today to do it is good news for the seventh-round draft pick: Izzo is now eligible to be reactivated off injured reserve at a later point during the season to potentially add more depth to a group consisting of Rob Gronkowski, Dwayne Allen and Jacob Hollister.[UPDATE] It sounds like the Patriots will not be able to reactivate Izzo off the reserve list, as they have placed him there before Sunday’s 4:00 p.m. ET deadline.New England placing Izzo on IR creates another open spot on the 53-man roster. The Patriots were in need of one after claiming two wide receivers – Chad Hansen and Amara Darboh – off waivers despite having only one spot available. Now Hansen and Darboh both fit onto the team.New England, according to a report by The Athletic’s Jeff Howe, has also made another addition to its practice squad by signing wide receiver Riley McCarron:McCarron finished the preseason with five catches for 55 yards, was unable to make the 53-man team despite the Patriots being rather light at the wide receiver position. However, the team apparently felt better about having the second-year man exposed to waivers than keeping him around on the active team. The move paid off and McCarron now becomes the fifth player on the practice squad.