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BUCS AT PATRIOTS, SUNDAY, 1 P.M., FOX

Rob Gronkowski feels ‘way closer to playing’

FOXBOROUGH — Tight end Rob Gronkowski stopped short of declaring himself ready to play in a game for the Patriots, but said he has progressed significantly since last week.

Gronkowski has yet to play this season, still recovering from offseason surgeries on his back and forearm. He has practiced the past two weeks but was ruled inactive against both the Bills and Jets.

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