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Week 1: Friday practice peek

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  September 6, 2013 10:45 AM

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FOXBOROUGH – The Patriots are holding their final practice of opening week on the upper practice fields, with players in shells and helmets.

Once again, Rob Gronkowski was present and OL Will Svitek (right knee) was the only player not present during the media-access window.

During his press conference, Bill Belichick did not give any indication as to whether Gronkowski will be in uniform against Buffalo. The first indication we'll get as to whether that's possible will likely come Saturday night, when the Patriots announce which players, if any, did not make the trip. If Gronkowski makes the trip to his native Buffalo, it obviously increases the chances he'll play.

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