by Brendan Tuma | Buccaneers Correspondent | Wed, Oct 13th 2:41pm EDT
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs) won't play in Thursday's Week 6 game against the Eagles. (Mike Garafolo on Twitter)
Bucs coach Bruce Arians said earlier this week that Gronk was "close" to returning. A Thursday game likely made it tough, however. Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard will continue splitting snaps in his absence, but neither is a recommended fantasy play.
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