Report: Patriots' Gronkowski likely to play Sunday

Posted Dec. 29, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is likely to play in the club's regular-season finale Sunday vs. Miami, according to Tom Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England. 

Curran reported on his Twitter feed that Gronkowski is expected to have "at least a limited role" in Week 17.

Gronkowski has missed the last five games with a forearm injury. The Pro Bowl tight end has hauled in 53 passes for 748 yards and 10 TDs in just 10 starts. 

The Patriots can secure a first-round bye with a win vs. Miami and either a Denver or Houston loss. If the Broncos and Texans both lose, the Patriots will clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC.