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Coin toss determines Pats will pick 43rd

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Coin toss determines Pats will pick 43rd

As if Jimmy Garoppolo didn't do enough damage to the pick the Patriots acquired for him, the Pats got more bad news Friday.

With the Raiders and 49ers tied in the standings, a coin toss was determined to see who would pick ninth or 10th overall. The 49ers won, which means they would get the higher first-round pick, but it also meant the Raiders would pick higher in the second round. That means the Raiders will pick 41st, while the Patriots, who own the 49ers' second-rounder from the Garoppolo trade, will pick 43rd. 

The Patriots now own picks Nos. 31, 43 and 63 over the first two rounds. 

Rob Gronkowski pops up on Patriots injury report

Rob Gronkowski pops up on Patriots injury report

A new name has popped up on the Patriots injury report. And it's a big one.

Rob Gronkowski has been added with an ankle injury. He was one of six players listed as having limited participation in practice on Thursday. The big tight end didn't appear to get hurt in last week's loss in Jacksonville, so maybe the injury occurred in practice the past few days.

Safety Patrick Chung and defensive end Trey Flowers, who each had concussions against the Jags, were again both absent from practice. So, seeing them on the field Sunday night in Detroit against the Lions appears unlikely.

Here's the complete injury report: 

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
S Patrick Chung – Concussion
DL Trey Flowers – Concussion

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
T Marcus Cannon – Calf
DB Keion Crossen – Hamstring
DB Nate Ebner – Hip
TE Rob Gronkowski – Ankle
WR Josh Gordon – Hamstring
CB Eric Rowe – Groin

FULL PARTICIPATION
RB Sony Michel – Knee
DL Deatrich Wise, Jr. – Finger

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