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Super Bowl 2012: Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski, Matt Light are improving; Tom Brady bashes Buffalo

View Photo Gallery: After the obligatory insanity of Super Bowl Media Day, the New England Patriots and New York Giants go to work today.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski, who’s out of the walking boot he’d worn after suffering a high ankle sprain, is “doing better, we'll just have to see where he is today,” Belichick said.

Gronkowski parroted the refrain again today, too, after being a stuck record Tuesday. “He’s a ... well-trained animal,” left tackle Matt Light said.

Speaking of Light, he missed Media Day on Tuesday because of a flu bug. “Saw Matt last night, he's doing better,” was Belichick’s assessment. “So we'll see how he is today.”

No substantive updates about injuries escaped the lips of Bill Belichick. (Scott Halleran / Getty Images)

“I wish I didn't say it because I didn't want to take away from what the team accomplished,” Brady said. ”We're trying to put our best out there this weekend.”

One other thing he wishes he hadn’t said — the comment about Buffalo. He was talking about his family and how they traveled to the non-glamour spots to watch him play. “I don't know if you guys have been to the hotels in Buffalo,” Brady said, “but they’re not the nicest places in the world.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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