FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots say they don’t have any comment on published reports that tight end Rob Gronkowski has an infection in his broken arm that could keep him out into the season.
The Boston Herald reported Sunday that Gronkowski has an infection in the area where a metal plate was installed to repair his left forearm. Doctors will have to wait for the infection to go away to replace the plate, and Gronkowski would need 10 weeks after that to recover, the paper said.
Patriots spokesman Stacey James said the team doesn’t expect to comment on the report.
The tight end had 10 touchdown catches as a rookie and then set an NFL record for the position with 17 touchdowns in 2011. But he has been injured in each of the last two seasons, including the broken arm he sustained blocking for an extra point late in a blowout win over Indianapolis on Nov. 18.
Bills work out Nassib
The Buffalo Bills put draft-eligible quarterback Ryan Nassib through a private workout at Syracuse University.
Nassib, a three-year starter for Bills coach Doug Marrone, is one of the top quarterbacks available in this month’s NFL Draft.
Also working out for the Bills at Syracuse were Orange guard-center Zack Chibane, receivers Alec Lemon and Marcus Sales, and tight end David Stevens.
Nassib compiled a 21-17 record as starter. He led the Orange to an 8-5 record in 2012, capped by a victory over West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl. He completed 62.4 percent of his passes as a senior with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. For his career, he had 70 TD passes and 28 interceptions.
Nassib worked out for Cleveland on Thursday and for Jacksonville on Friday.
On Saturday the Bills hosted four Tennessee players at One Bills Drive. They were quarterback Tyler Bray, receivers Justin Hunter and Zach Rogers, and tight end Michael Rivera.
Revis should go to NYC
NEW YORK — Darrelle Revis needs to participate in the New York Jets’ voluntary workouts beginning next week, according to a clause in his contract, to collect $3 million in bonuses he’s scheduled to earn.
The star cornerback, the subject of trade rumors, has been rehabilitating his surgically repaired left knee in Arizona, but is expected to report to the team’s facility in Florham Park, N.J., for the start of the Jets’ offseason conditioning program next week.
ESPN New York first reported Sunday that the Jets planned to enforce the language in Revis’ contract.