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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is active

12/30/2012

The New England Patriots have activated Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. How much he will be used remains to be seen.

Gronkowski has missed the past five games with a broken forearm. The Patriots probably want "Gronk" to shake some of the rust before the playoffs, but without putting the tight end at too much risk for reinjury.

The stakes of the game remain to be determined. The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts are still playing their game in the second half.