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Rob Gronkowski returns to Patriots practice Friday

Ryan Hannable
November 02, 2018 - 12:32 pm

FOXBORO -- After missing Thursday's practice with back and ankle injuries, Rob Gronkowski was back on the field Friday afternoon with the rest of his teammates.

This is obviously a good sign as it relates to his availability Sunday against the Packers.

There were three players missing: offensive lineman Shaq Mason, offensive lineman Brian Schwenke and linebacker Nicholas Grigsby. Mason and Schwenke in all likelihood will not play since they did not practice at all this week, but Grigbsy may have a chance since he's been missing with an illness. He also did practice Wednesday.

Julian Edelman and Marcus Cannon, who both missed Wednesday, were present once again.

The final injury report of the week with game statuses will come out this afternoon.

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