Rob Gronkowski unsure if he will play Sunday

FOXBOROUGH, MASS. (WHDH) - Rob Gronkowski told reporters Thursday that while he may not be 100 percent better yet, he is still hoping to play in Sunday’s season opener against the Arizona Cardinals.

Gronkowski was only seen stretching in practice at Gillette Stadium on Thursday. He is still listed as “limited” after injuring his hamstring earlier in training camp. He said the final decision comes down to the coaches and medical staff but hopes that he will play this weekend.

“I want to be out there so bad, especially to help out the team,” said Gronkowski. “It’s super big and I’m just doing the best I can.”

Gronkowski also said he was honored his teammates elected him captain for the first time in his career.

Elsewhere, head coach Bill Belichick refused to weigh in on what quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said Wednesday about practicing. Garoppolo said things are running smoother now it is only him and Jacoby Brissette taking quarterback snaps. Some have taken to that to mean sharing snaps with Tom Brady before he left to his serve his four-game suspension was a problem. Belichick would not say if he agreed with Garoppolo.

“That’s his opinion. If you asked him how he felt, that’s how he feels,” said Belichick. “I’m not going to disagree with Jimmy’s opinion because that’s how he feels. He’s entitled to feel however he does.”

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