Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker in Foxborough, Mass., on Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots' opener at Miami on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the news hardly caught the Dolphins by surprise.
"I'm super excited," said Gronkowski, who didn't play in any of the four preseason games as he completed his recovery from December right knee surgery. "I won't have to see my teammates grind all week – [I'll] go back out there with them, get in the huddle, break the huddle with them.
"It's going to be an honor to be back out there with my teammates. Super pumped, super excited...