Danny Amendola returns to practice; Rob Gronkowski looks good in workout

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While their AFC rivals got dealt serious injury blows over the weekend, the Patriots had good news on the injury front Monday, including an impressive workout by star tight end Rob Gronkowski in plain view of the media.

Receiver Danny Amendola returned to the field after missing both practices last week and Thursday’s exhibition game against the Lions.

Cornerback Ras-I Dowling, who has sat out the last three weeks with a mystery injury and has not played in the preseason, appeared to return to full practice Monday.

Fellow injured cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, who also has sat out the last three weeks, still was limited in practice, but did conditioning drills in full uniform.

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