Gronkowski in full pads at practice

Updated: September 2, 2013, 11:54 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPN.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski participated in his first full-pads practice Sunday since undergoing multiple surgeries on his left forearm and one surgery on his back this offseason.

Gronkowski was on the practice field for a second straight day Monday, a session that was little more than a walk-through (in helmets and shells).

The portion of the practice observed by the media was limited to players stretching and a brief plays-on-air period, ...

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