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NFL Notes: Colts, Giants, & Patriots

 

Colts

Colts WR Reggie Wayne told reporters on Wednesday that he has been medically cleared to return to football, per Kevin Bowen.

Wayne, 35, suffered a season-ending ACL injury during Week 7 of last year. He wound up sitting out of OTAs, but has maintained that he will be back in time for the start of Week 1.

Last year, he caught 38 passes for 503 yards receiving and two touchdowns over the course of seven games.

Giants

Giants S Antrel Rolle admitted that there is a chance he could be playing elsewhere next year, but he would prefer to focus on preparing for the upcoming season.

“It’s the last year of my contract, so it’s possible,” Rolle said, via Tom Rock of Newsday. “But I don’t think about my contract. Everything will take care of itself.

Rolle, 31, will make $7 million for the 2014 season, which happens to be the final year of his five-year, $37 million contract.

Rolle is coming off of a very productive 2013 season in which he recorded 98 tackles, two sacks, six interceptions, 12 pass defenses and a forced fumble. Pro Football Focus rated as the No. 9 qualifying safety in the league last year.

Patriots

The Patriots announced Wednesday that TE Rob Gronkowski has received medical clearance and will not be placed on PUP list.

Gronkowski is, of course, working his way back from a season-ending ACL injury and has apparently recovered in just seven and a half months.

It seems almost certain that the Patriots will take things slow with Gronkowski during training camp and into the preseason.

Last year, he caught 39 passes for 592 yards receiving and four touchdowns over the course of seven games.