NFL Rumors: Bradford Returns To Practice, Gronk To Play vs. Bucs & More

UPDATE: Rob Gronkowski will NOT play in tonight's game vs. Tampa Bay

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Week 5 of the NFL season kicks off with the New England Patriots visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football. Injuries are mounting across the league at the quarter-point of the season, including one that could have a major impact on tonight's game. Here is all the latest news and rumors from around the league today's NFL Rumors Roundup:

Rob Gronkowski to play tonight vs. Bucs
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was limited in practices yesterday and was added to the injury report with a thigh injury, but he will still play in tonight's game, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Gronk has caught 20 passes for 318 yards and two touchdowns this season.

Sam Bradford returns to practice for Vikings
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since Sept. 21, according to Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune.

Bradford has missed the last three games after twisting his knee in Minnesota's season-opening 29-19 win over the New Orleans Saints. He passed for 346 yards and three touchdowns in that game.

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Vikings sign Stevan Ridley following Dalvin Cook's injury
The Vikings were dealt another serious injury blow on Sunday when rookie running back Dalvin Cook suffered a season-ending torn ACL, and the team has signed Stevan Ridley to take his place, the team announced.

Ridley played in one game for the Atlanta Falcons last season, rushing for seven yards on three carries.

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