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Latest from the NFL: Gronkowski carted off after hit to knee

The latest from NFL games around the league on the 12th Sunday of the season (all times EST):

11:30 p.m.

New England's do-everything tight end, Rob Gronkowski, was carted off the field after taking a hit to his right knee late in the game against the Broncos.

Gronkowski laid out to try to make a catch while Denver defensive back Darian Stewart dove to try to break up the play. Stewart hit Gronkowski's knee and the tight end lay on the field, writhing in pain.

The Patriots were already without receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola.

New England leads 21-17 with 2:31 left.

—Eddie Pells reporting from Denver