Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/20/13
Rob Gronkowski will finally make his long-awaited return to the field on Sunday. Gronkowski is active for the Patriots for the first time this season, meaning he’ll be in full uniform and on the field when Tom Brady and Co. take the field at MetLife Stadium. While the All-Pro tight end’s return is the biggest news for the Patriots, he isn’t the only injured player returning. Wide receiver and special teams standout Matthew Slater is active against the Jets on Sunday, too, meaning he should be out on the field manning the gunner duties once again. As for those guys not ready to suit up on Sunday, defensive lineman Tommy Kelly and cornerback Aqib Talib headline that list. Check out the full list of inactives for the Patriots and Jets below. Patriots: WR Josh Boyce, OL Chris Barker, CB Aqib Talib, Danny Amendola, RB Leon Washington, DT Tommy Kelly, S Tavon Wilson Jets: QB Brady Quinn, WR Santonio Holmes, WR Greg Salas, Troy Davis, William Campbell, Ben Ijalana, Oday Aboushi. Filed under: Headlines, Luke Hughes, New England Patriots, New York Jets

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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