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Rob Gronkowski Injury Update: Patriots TE Will Play vs. Dolphins

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski broke news this morning that he has been cleared to play week 1 vs. the Miami Dolphins.

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Until this morning, there was some lingering doubt whether or not Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski would suit up in the Patriots' week one match-up against the Miami Dolphins.

That doubt no longer exists. This morning, we learned from Gronkowski himself that he's been cleared to play:

The Patriots took the patient approach with Gronkowski's rehab this summer, much like they did in 2013. This means that we can be pretty confident Gronkowski is 100%, or as close to that number as he will get.

The Patriots offense looked much improved over 2013 this preseason without Rob Gronkowski. Getting Gronk back will make the offense that much more dangerous.  For Gronkowski, he's out to prove he can play a full 16.