Tight end Rob Gronkowski was a surprise addition to the injury report Wednesday (questionable/thigh), and his impact on the Patriots’ offense is obvious. He has come back strong after injuring his groin against the Saints in Week 2 by playing every offensive snap but one the past two games. He was even on the field for one defensive snap to defend a Hail Mary attempt. Gronkowski didn’t mention the injury in his meeting with reporters Tuesday afternoon. He hadn’t been listed on the injury report Monday or Tuesday, and the Patriots haven’t had a traditional practice this week, holding only walk-through-type sessions. — Mike Reiss
“I didn’t think that AC unit was ever going to come back on,” Sigsbee jokes. “I didn’t know if we were trying to save money after a rough day yesterday.”
More bets come rapidly, including a $550 wager on the New York Jets +3 in the second half against Jacksonville, along with New York Islanders preseason action.
Sarcastic cheers are released when Sigsbee’s $1,495 bet on under 24 in the second half of the Titans-Texans game is accepted by CG Technology. Garrett updates the running tally, telling everyone they are down more than $7,000.
College football Saturdays, when there are often 50-plus games, are much busier for the syndicate than an NFL Sunday. This week, they were down as much as $37,000 heading into the last college football kickoffs of the day and ended up down only $13,000. “It was a great comeback,” Sigsbee says.