Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 12/14/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 02: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots carries a reception into the endzone past Antrel Rolle of the New York Giants for a first quarter touchdown on September 2, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Gronk is back at practice. It appears that Kyle Love is the only Patriot missing. Sweats and shells, inside Gillette Stadium.— Michael Whitmer (@GlobeWhitmer) December 14, 2012Is this a sign that Gronkowski will play Sunday night against the 49ers? No way in hell.However, it's definitely a positive sign that he's on track with his recovery. The initial time table that was reported had him coming back next week at the earliest. I wouldn't expect the Patriots to bring him back until the playoffs though.Anyway this is awesome news. I can't wait until the offense is at full strength, if that ever happens.
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