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Manningham, Gronkowski out of 49ers-Pats game
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mario Manningham is inactive for Sunday night's game against the New England Patriots.
Manningham, whose 38-yard catch helped set up the New York Giants decisive, last-minute touchdown in their 21-17 win over the Patriots in last season's Super Bowl, missed his second game with an injured right shoulder. He signed a two-year contract with the 49ers in the offseason.
For the Patriots, tight end Rob Gronkowski was inactive for the fourth game with a broken left forearm despite returning to practice on Friday.
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Updated December 16, 2012