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Rob Gronkowski returns to practice for Patriots

Tight end joins teammates in full pads

FOXBOROUGH — Tight end Rob Gronkowski participated in the Patriots’ full-pads practice Sunday, the first time he has done so since January.

Gronkowski broke his left forearm in November in a game against the Colts, and re-broke the arm in the playoffs against the Texans, just past the metal plate he’d had installed the first time.

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