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Gronk will play on Sunday

For the sixth straight game, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is listed as questionable with a hip injury.  For the sixth straight game, Gronkowski will be playing.

Per a league source, Gronk will be in the lineup on Sunday against the Bills.

Though it’s not quite the same the Tom Brady showing up as probable with a right shoulder injury for 132 straight weeks (give or take), the trend has emerged.  With “questionable” meaning that the player’s availability is a coin-flip proposition, Gronkowski is on a run of six straight “play” or “don’t play” tosses coming up “play.”

The other questionable tight end — Aaron Hernandez — reportedly won’t play.  Which means that newly-activated tight end Visanthe Shiancoe could get a chance to make an immediate impact in his first game with the Pats.