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Patriots face uncertainty at tight end position

There is always uncertainty surrounding an NFL roster. Injuries can never be predicted, signings and releases happen with frequency, and there is the occasional surprise, like Brian Waters flat-out refusing to show up for the Patriots last year.

The Patriots now have a great deal of uncertainty at tight end, a position that just six or seven months ago was a strength of the team, featuring perhaps the best tandem in the league in Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.

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