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Rob Gronkowski Injury: Tight end limited in practice, Buccaneers getting healthier

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Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola continue to be limited for the New England Patriots, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to be getting healthier.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't have much to note in terms of changes today. Tom Crabtree and Carl Nicks both continue to practice with the latter likely to play. Crabtree's participation is more of a question mark, and the Bucs' offense has been severely limited without him in the lineup. He's the team's only capable receiving tight end. With Luke Stocker once again limited, the Bucs do have some serious issues at the tight end position.

The good news is that Adrian Clayborn both had full participation on Thursday, which means their defense is almost completely healthy.

While Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski both participated on a limited basis for the New England Patriots, neither one is likely to suit up for the Patriots on Sunday. With Tom Brady throwing to a slew of inexperienced receivers, the Buccaneers have a good shot of stopping the New England offense, which would give them a good chance to win the game and turn around their season.

Buccaneers Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Status Wednesday Thursday
Derek Landri DT Knee Out DNP DNP
Michael Adams CB Knee DNP DNP
Gabe Carimi G Illness DNP DNP
Adrian Clayborn DE Hip Limited Full
Tom Crabtree TE Ankle Limited Limited
Mason Foster LB Toe Limited Full
Rashaan Melvin CB Hamstring Limited Limited
Carl Nicks G Foot Limited Limited
Luke Stocker TE Hip Limited Limited

Patriots Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Status Wednesday Thursday
Marquice Cole CB Not injury related DNP
Matt Slater WR Wrist DNP DNP
Danny Amendola WR Groin Limited Limited
Brandon Bolden CB Knee Limited Limited
Dan Connolly G Finger Limited Limited
Nate Ebner S Ankle Limited Limited
Rob Gronkowski TE Back, forearm Limited Limited
Will Svitek TE Knee Limited Limited
Leon Washington RB Thigh Limited Limited
Zach Sudfeld TE Hamstring Full Full

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