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Report: Gronkowski expected to play Sunday


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. ( -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to return to the field Sunday.

USA Today, citing a source, reports Gronk will likely be cleared this week and make his season debut Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

The 24-year-old missed the Patriots' first five games, including Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, after undergoing surgery to correct a spinal issue in June.

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