The New England Patriots are keeping an eye on tight end Rob Gronkowski's fractured left forearm and still haven't decided whether a fourth surgery will be necessary, according to ESPNBoston.com.
Sources told ESPN that Gronkowski is participating in the Patriots' offseason conditioning program and looks great. Doctors are waiting to examine the arm for any signs that a persistent infection is present. A final determination could be several weeks away, according to reports.
If a fourth surgery is needed, Gronkowski's availability for the start of the regular season could be threatened. Another operation was considered very likely last month because of the infection, but now there is hope that it could be avoided. ESPN's sources indicated that there have been no setbacks with the arm in April.
-- Florida lawmakers on Friday opted not to approve a deal that would publicly fund improvements to the Miami Dolphins' aging Sun Life Stadium, and Dolphins CEO Mike Dee told Miami's CBS affiliate on Sunday that the the team will not make any upgrades to the stadium without the help of public funding. All renovation plans have been canceled.
Dee hinted that the stadium issue could lead to the Dolphins' eventual exit from southern Florida, the Palm Beach Post reported.
--- Right tackle Tyson Clabo will sign with the Miami Dolphins, his agent confirmed to ESPN, for a reported one-year contract.
Clabo was released by the Atlanta Falcons last week. In Miami, he joins an offensive line that lost left tackle Jake Long to the St. Louis Cardinals in free agency.