Found February 05, 2012 on Projo Pats Blog:
By Paul KenyonINDIANAPOLIS -- The Patriots have released their list of inactive players for the Super Bowl: * Defensive tackle Ron Brace * Running back Kevin Faulk * Linebacker Gary Guyton * Quarterback Ryan Mallett * Offensive lineman Nick McDonald * Offensive lineman Donald Thomas * Running back Shane Vereen That Faulk is inactive for the Super Bowl could mean the running back -- who has more than 3,600 rushing yards and 3,700 receiving yards in his 13-year career -- has played his final NFL game. Not that it should come as much of a surprise, but tight end Rob Gronkowski is active. How much he'll be able to contribute is another story. Offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, who played in just five games during the regular season and has not played in either of the Patriots' two playoff games, likewise is active. Among the other notable activations: * Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, whose contributions have been minimal but who seemed to be a lock to be activated when Tiqu...

The appreciation of Patriots RB Kevin Faulk

When Kevin Faulk gets to Lucas Oil Stadium today, the 35-year-old will be playing in the fifth Super Bowl of his career. And when it’s all said it done, it might be his last. Though the 13 year veteran might not have the type of impact he once did for the Patriots, there is something to be said for someone who has spent his entire career with one team. With the Patriots, Faulk...

Patriots TE Gronkowski to play in Super Bowl

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the New York Giants.Patriots coach Bill Belichick told NFL Network's Alex Flanagan that Gronkowski "will definitely play."The 22-year-old hasn't practiced for two weeks with a high ankle sprain and may play a limited role Sunday.Gronkowski has had a monster season, setting...

Patriots release Super Bowl inactives: RB Kevin Faulk is out, Gronkowski and Ochocinco are in

 The first question, the biggest question, has been answered. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is active for Super Bowl XLVI, the team just announced. He’ll play on that high-ankle sprain, gutting it out. How effective he’ll be, we don’t know. But the sad news is that Patriots RB Kevin Faulk, the longest tenured player, is inactive. In what will almost certainly be the last game...

For The Ladies: Gronk Dancing At Patriots Super Bowl Party

At this point you’re well aware that Rob Gronkowski’s ankle held up pretty well at the Patriots post-Super Bowl bash which was held like an hour after the team lost to the Giants. Anyway, Gronk acted just as you’d expect a 22-year-old to act after losing the Super Bowl. Dude grinded on some chicks, danced with his fellow New England bros and threw his arms in the air like...

Gronkowski among Pats active for Super Bowl

As expected, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was on the active roster for Sunday's Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants.

Patriots players partying after losing the Super Bowl is fine with me

There has been quite an uproar over some Patriots players partying after losing the Super Bowl. Mainly with Rob Gronkowski dancing with LMFAO because Gronk is always in the news. Honestly I couldn't care less and I'm not sure why everybody else does. So some of them went out and got blasted after the game, I'm not really sure why they're not allowed to. They'...

Super Bowl updates: Gronkowski active

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is officially active for Super Bowl XLVI, and coach Bill Belichick said he will "definitely" play, according to the NFL Network's Alex Flanagan.

Rob Gronkowski and Matt Light dance shirtless on stage

Pictured above is tight end Rob Gronkowski dancing on stage with LMFAO at the Patriots’ postgame party. He wasn’t the only one getting topless — lineman Matt Light was shirtless too.

Super Bowl XLVI Game Preview

We've got the keys to the game, the big matchup and much more as Super Sunday is finally here. The player in the spotlight all week, tight end Rob Gronkowski, will be in the spotlight again as the Giants try to beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl for the second time in four years.

Gronkowski, Ochocinco active for Pats (AP)

All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski is active for the Patriots for the Super Bowl, as is wide receiver Chad Ochocinco. Gronkowski has been recovering from a high left ankle sprain suffered in the AFC title game. He practiced on a limited basis this week. Receiver Ochocinco was inactive for the conference title game because of the death of his father a week earlier.

That’s all folks. Well it will certainly take some time...

That’s all folks. Well it will certainly take some time for this to all sink in. It was a miserable end, but a great run by the Pats this year. It wasn’t always perfect but the 2011 team was stocked with fighters. It always hurts to get so close only to fall short, and while it would be easy to get carried away it the “what does it all mean” of it all, let’s just take a...

Brady's long-ball killed the Patriots

Cold Hard Football Facts points out that the Patriots should maybe return to their dink-and-dunk roots and skip the Brady long-ball: The entire first half, Brady didn’t throw a ball more than 20 yards in the air, but it didn’t matter. Their 14-play, 96-yard drive to cap the first half was a thing of beauty. Purists might miss the days of three yards and a cloud of dust, but...
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