EDEN PRARIE, Minn. (AP) As expected, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski remained in the concussion protocol Wednesday for New England’s first Super Bowl practice in Minnesota.
According to a pool report of the workout, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Gronkowski took part in non-contact drills and is ”working his way back.” The Patriots worked out for two hours in their only full-padded practice of the week leading up to Sunday’s matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Also limited were defensive linemen Deatrich Wise (concussion) and cornerback Malcolm Butler (illness).
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Quarterback Tom Brady practiced fully, wearing black tape on his injured right hand.
Gronkowski has been in the league’s concussion protocol after taking a hit in the AFC championship game.
Gronkowski said at a promotional appearance for the ”Madden 18” video game Tuesday night that he would leave his game status up to team doctors.
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