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BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Patriots deliver message to Rob Gronkowski

FOXBOROUGH — The news was delivered straight from Bill Belichick’s mouth on Wednesday morning, and brought great joy to Patriots fans everywhere.

“He’s been cleared to play,” Belichick said matter-of-factly about Rob Gronkowski, less than seven months removed from surgery to repair the ACL and MCL in his right knee.

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