Patriots

Report: Gronkowski not expected to play against Bucs

If it's truly darkest before the dawn, then dawn is just around the corner for the New England Patriots.

With their defense in disarray and their hopes tonight seemingly centered on their offense outscoring the Bucs, word comes from Adam Schefter that Tom Brady will be without one of his biggest weapons:

Gronkowski, who popped up on the injury report Tuesday with a previously unreported thigh contusion, was listed as questionable for tonight's game. Now it appears he's less than that.