Gronk clarifies cleat situation

INDIANAPOLIS -- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski clarified comments he made on Wednesday regarding the possibility of wearing a special cleat if he plays in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday.

"That's what someone asked. I didn't say cleat, I just said I don't know," Gronkowski told reporters on Wednesday. "But it's not a special cleat."

Gronkowski said that "extra devices" could be used to help stabilize his sprained left ankle, but that he is "weighing his options" at this point.

"We just have many options about what we can do. We can tape it," he said. "But there is no such thing as a special cleat."

If Gronkowski practices on Thursday, it could give him an opportunity to test out any supporting tape or device that he plans to use if he plays on Sunday.

"If I practice today, we definitely have to feel out what's my best option, to protect it, keep it safe, and everything," Gronkowski said.