Rob Gronkowski stays tight-lipped on status

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FOXBOROUGH — Not that anything different was expected, but Rob Gronkowski didn’t shed any light on whether he’ll make his much-anticipated return to the Patriots lineup for Sunday’s Week 6 game with the Saints.

“It’s basically nothing new,” the tight end said Thursday. “I’m just working hard every week, working hard out at practice, and nothing’s changed. We’re day by day, like we’ve been from the very beginning, and it’s all about the New England Patriots versus the New Orleans Saints this weekend and it’s going to be exciting. They’ve got a good team.”

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