Pats Excited to Finally Play a Real Game

Patriots are 4-0 against the Houston Texans since Bill O'Brien became coach of the Texans

Foxborough, Mass --

Pats tight end Rob Gronkowski said he is satisfied with the incentives added to his contract, which if earned would make him the highest paid tight end in football this year at around $13 million. He knows that he could have held out like DE Khalil Mack who received a contract with $90 million guaranteed. Gronkowski would not comment about the disparaging comments Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey made towards him saying that anytime Gronkowski is matched up against a corner Gronkowski has a very bad game and the corner has very good game. The Pats play the Jaguars Week 2 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Other quick notes

Rookie LB Ja'Whaun Bentley says he is not thinking about his first NFL game on Sunday and is just focused on each practice. Though, he will enjoy next Monday when he gets his first real NFL paycheck. The Pats best CB Stephon Gilmore said he will do what the coaches ask him in regards to whether he plays one side or shadows one of the best receivers in football - Houston's DeAndre Hopkins on Sunday. RB James White was all business in the locker room Tuesday. Look for him to have a big role on Sunday. He will need to -- if the Pats are to win. The Pats released WR Amara Darboh and resigned OL Brain Schwenke. The Pats have only four receivers on the roster for Sunday's opener against the Texans. Former Pats RB Brandon Bolden, a strong special teams player, has signed with the Dolphins.