FOXBORO — A mysterious illness continues to keep Ryan Wendell off the practice field.

FOXBORO — The mystery surrounding Ryan Wendell continues.

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FOXBORO — On the verge of an historic milestone, Tom Brady put all the emphasis on the team, not his personal accomplishments.

Rob Gronkowski has emerged as much more than your run-of-the-mill offensive force this season.</p>
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FOXBORO — Bill Belichick really does think the world of Rob Gronkowski. On Wednesday, the Patriots coach made it clear just how valuable he is, not only as a player but as a leader in the locker room.

When it comes to keeping his roster young and fresh – and productive – no one is as coldly calculating as Bill Belichick.

NBC Sports NFL analyst Rodney Harrison made his weekly appearance on Ordway, Merloni and Fauria on Tuesday to discuss Tom Brady‘s start to the season and how this year’s team compares to 2007.

The two most important Patriots behind Tom Brady are Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman. (Elsa/Getty Images)We saw what happened in 2007 when the Patriots got angry.



Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones joined Dale and Holley with Thornton on Patriots Monday to discuss the Week 2 win over the Bills. To hear the interview, go to the Dale & Holley audio on demand page.

The Patriots pass defense celebrates an interception of Buffalo's Tyrod Taylor on Sunday. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)Call it good luck. A masterstroke of scheduling.