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Rob Gronkowski plays just a small role

Tight end only thrown to 3 times

INDIANAPOLIS - Rob Gronkowski insisted that his sprained left ankle was fine last night despite mountains of evidence to the contrary. He patiently repeated that he was “100 percent’’ and “good to go’’ several times when asked whether the injury limited him.

But Gronkowski was all but invisible in the Super Bowl, catching two passes for the Patriots in a 21-17 loss against the Giants.

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