INDIANAPOLIS (WFAN/AP) — All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski is active for the Patriots for the Super Bowl, as is wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.
Gronkowski has been recovering from a high left ankle sprain suffered in the AFC title game. He was limited during practice this week.
Receiver Ochocinco was inactive for the conference title game because of the death of his father a week earlier. Tiquan Underwood was cut to make room for Ochocinco on the Patriots’ Super Bowl roster.
Inactive for New England is running back Kevin Faulk, who played in the Patriots’ four previous Super Bowls under coach Bill Belichick. Others not suited up are third-string quarterback Ryan Mallett, DT Ron Brace, RB Shane Vereen, guard Donald Thomas, LB Gary Guyton and C Nick McDonald.
Ahmad Bradshaw was kept out of practice on Friday but is ready to play in Super Bowl XLVI. It was never feared that he would miss out as he only missed practice to rest his sore foot.
Inactive for the Giants are LB Mark Herzlich, who overcame cancer while in college before making the team, receiver Ramses Barden, RB Da’Rel Scott, C Jim Cordle, DE Justin Trattou, DT Jimmy Kennedy and OT James Brewer.
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