TE Rob Gronkowski will return to the field after suffering a broken forearm on Nov. 18 against the Colts.
Assuming Ron Brace is not brought back, he will become the eighth player selected in the second round by Bill Belichick to not receive a second contract.
Rob Gronkowski's return to the New England Patriots will wait another week as the tight end was among three players left behind for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Starting middle linebacker Brandon Spikes and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard were also downgraded to out Saturday night.

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