EDEN PRARIE, Minn. — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski remained in concussion protocol Wednesday for New England’s first Super Bowl practice in Minnesota.

According to a pool report of the workout, Patriots Coach Bill Belichick said Gronkowski took part in noncontact drills and is “working his way back.” The Patriots worked out for two hours in their only full-padded practice of the week leading up to Sunday’s matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Defensive linemen Deatrich Wise (concussion) and Malcolm Brown (foot) also had limited participation. Quarterback Tom Brady practiced fully, wearing black tape on his injured right hand.

Gronkowski has been in concussion protocol after taking a hit in the AFC championship game. He said at a promotional appearance for the “Madden 18” video game Tuesday night that he would leave his game status up to team doctors.

EAGLES: All Philadelphia players except defensive tackle Tim Jernigan participated in practice, according to a pool report. Jernigan has an illness that Coach Doug Pederson said is a “24-hour deal.”

FANS ATTENDING the Super Bowl in Minneapolis will have the chance to go through security screening off-site, and out of the elements.

NFL Chief Security Officer Cathy Lanier says this is the first time remote satellite checkpoints are being used for a Super Bowl, and she says it’s by far the easiest way to get to the game. Fans can be screened at the Mall of America, then take a light rail to U.S. Bank Stadium. Tailgating won’t be allowed.

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