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With Rob Gronkowski out, what’s in store for Patriots Thursday night?

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TAMPA BAY — Tight end Rob Gronkowski is “not expected to play” against the Bucs Thursday night, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Gronkowski, who was added to the injury report on Friday with what the team said was a thigh issue, has played in all four games to this point in the season with 20 catches, 318 yards and two touchdowns. If he's out, what does that mean for New England?

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