The New England Patriots have decided to keep Rob Gronkowski on the roster and not place him on the PUP list. If Gronk were to go onto the PUP list, he would have had to stay on there for the first 6 weeks of the season. Now that he is part of the active roster, he will be able to play earlier. It must mean that his recovery is going smoothly and we will see him back on the field doing Gronk things soon.
I am sure that Tom Brady is anxious to have him back on the field. The Patriots still can move the ball down the field with their current roster, but Gronkowski adds a different dimension onto the roster. He is a red zone threat, 3rd down threat and is a mismatch for everyone on the field. It will be fun to see him back on the field.