For this to be the case, Gronkowski had to have received medical clearance on his surgically repaired forearm.
Tom Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England reported earlier Saturday that Gronkowski is expected to dress Sunday and play in at least a limited role.
The Patriots' offense has managed well without him (averaging 34.2 points per game), but it will be an advantage to the team if Gronkowski can knock some rust off with the playoffs looming.
Despite missing the last five weeks, Gronkowski still leads all NFL tight ends with 10 touchdown receptions. The Pats' offense is dangerous without Gronk. With him, it's lethal.
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