Gronkowski inactive; Bolden is back

Gronkowski inactive; Bolden is back
September 22, 2013, 11:30 am
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Rob Gronkowski was back at Patriots practice on Sunday.

(CBS)

FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski will wait another week.

The tight end is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bucaneers despite speculation he could return Sunday and see his first game action of 2013.

New England will also be without Danny Amendola. The receiver was listed as "Doubtful" on Friday's injury report as he's dealing with a badly torn groin.

On the positive side, Brandon Bolden is back from the knee injury that has kept him off the field for 2013's first two weeks. Rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld has also returned; he missed last week's Jets game with a hamstring injury.

The full Patriots inactive list:

TE - Rob Gronkowski (Forearm/back)

WR - Danny Amendola (Groin)

WR - Matthew Slater (Wrist)

RB - Leon Washington (Thigh)

OL - Will Svitek (Knee)

DL - Chris Jones (Healthy scratch)

LB - Steve Beauharnais (Healthy scratch)

The three players Tampa Bay designated Friday as "Out" -- Derek Landri, Michael Adams, and Gabe Carimi -- headline the team's list.

Inactive for the Buccaneers:

DT - Derek Landri (Knee)

CB - Michael Adams (Knee)

OL - Gabe Carimi (Illness)