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Can’t count out Patriots, even without Rob Gronkowski

FOXBOROUGH — Running back Shane Vereen was asked Monday afternoon if he had thought much about what the Patriots offense will look like without Rob Gronkowski this time.

“No,” said Vereen, about 25 hours after Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee, likely knocking him out for 8-12 months. “To lose a teammate and friend like Rob, it’s horrible.”

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