Originally written December 12, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
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The New England Patriots have not been a lucky team in terms of injuries this season, especially on the offensive side of the ball. After losing Julian Edelman and Donte Stallworth over the past few weeks, it appears as if New England is finally about to get some good news on the NFL injury front. The Gronk is back. So is Branch. Rob Gronkowski is going to return to practice for the Patriots this week, as he looks to return from a broken forearm suffered on November 19. It remains to be seen whether or not Gronkowski will play on Sunday night when the Patriots host the San Francisco 49ers, but he is hoping to at least make some strides during practice during the week. While New England has sewn up the AFC East, they have now set their sights on winning the No. 1 seed and sewing up home field advantage throughout the AFC Playoffs, especially after they embarrassed the Houston Texans on Monday night. Also, after losing Edelman and Stallworth, the Patriots are expected to bring back De...
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