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Gronkowski out again for Patriots with hamstring issue

September 18, 2016 GMT
A photo of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski adorns a vehicle in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium before an NFL football game between the Patriots and the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
A photo of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski adorns a vehicle in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium before an NFL football game between the Patriots and the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski missed his second consecutive week with a hamstring injury, after he was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.

Gronkowski’s absence wasn’t exactly unexpected, but there were a few surprises in the inactives for Week 2 — including Pittsburgh wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who will miss the Steelers’ home game against Cincinnati with a shoulder injury. It’s the second straight missed game for Wheaton, who was listed as a full participant throughout the week.

Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles is out with a knee injury, but Miami running back Arian Foster (hamstring) and Carolina’s Jonathan Stewart (ankle) were in their teams’ respective lineups. Foster and Stewart both wound up leaving with injuries during those contests.

The Dolphins were again without center Mike Pouncey (hip). Defensive end Mario Williams, who was concussed in last week’s loss at Seattle, was active for Miami.

Jacksonville running back Chris Ivory, who was hospitalized and missed the Jags’ opener last week, was again inactive for Sunday’s game at San Diego.

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MIAMI AT NEW ENGLAND:

Dolphins: C Mike Pouncey, WR Justin Hunter, G Dallas Thomas, RB Damien Williams, CB Jordan Lucas, LB Donald Butler, RB Isaiah Pead

Patriots: TE Rob Gronkowski, TE A.J. Derby, LB Donta Hightower, G Jonathan Cooper, CB Eric Rowe, OL LaAdrian Waddle, DL Anthony Johnson.

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BALTIMORE AT CLEVELAND

Ravens: CB Jerraud Powers, RB Kenneth Dixon, CB Will Davis, RB Javorius Allen, OLB Elvis Dumervil, G/C John Urschel, DT Willie Henry.

Browns: DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun, DB Marcus Burley, LB Scooby Wright III, OL Shon Coleman, WR Jordan Payton, DL John Hughes III, DL Gabe Wright.

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CINCINNATI AT PITTSBURGH

Bengals: TE Tyler Eifert, QB Jeff Driskel, WR Cody Core, CB Chykie Brown, CB KeVarae Russell, OG Christian Westerman, DT DeShawn Williams.

Steelers: WR Markus Wheaton, FB Roosevelt Nix, QB Zach Mettenberger, CB Senquez Golson, LB Steven Johnson, OL Cody Wallace, DE LT Walton.

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TENNESSEE AT DETROIT

Titans: WR Kendall Wright, CB LeShaun Sims, OG Josh Kline, OG Sebastian Tretola, TE Jace Amaro, LB Derrick Morgan, NT Austin Johnson.

Lions: RB Zach Zenner, CB Adairius Barnes, LB DeAndre Levy, OG Joe Dahl, DE Anthony Zettel, OT Cornelius Lucas, TE Cole Wick.

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NEW ORLEANS AT N.Y. GIANTS

Saints: RB/RS Marcus Murphy, CB B.W. Webb, CB Delvin Breaux, DE Obum Gwachum, LB Dannell Ellerbe, OL Landon Turner, TE Josh Hill.

Giants: QB Josh Johnson, RB Paul Perkins, RB Bobby Rainey, OT Will Beatty, WR Roger Lewis, DT Montori Hughes, DT Robert Thomas.

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DALLAS AT WASHINGTON

Cowboys: QB Tony Romo, RB Darius Jackson, FS Kavon Frazier, LB Mark Nzeocha, G Ronald Leary, DE Ryan Davis, DE Charles Tapper.

Redskins: QB Nate Sudfeld, WR Rashad Ross, CB Kendall Fuller, LB Martrell Spaight, DE Anthony Lanier, G Arie Kouandjio, DE Kendall Reyes.

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KANSAS CITY AT HOUSTON

Chiefs: RB Jamaal Charles, QB Tyler Bray, WR De’Anthony Thomas, OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OL Parker Ehinger, CB Kenneth Acker, LB Sam Barrington.

Texans: QB Brandon Weeden, WR Keith Mumphery, S Eddie Pleasant, MLB Brian Cushing, LT Duane Brown, G Oday Aboushi and DE Joel Heath.

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SAN FRANCISCO AT CAROLINA

49ers: QB Christian Ponder, CB Marcus Cromartie, RB DuJuan Harris, DT Tony Jerod-Eddie, OL John Theus, OL Anthony Davis, DT Taylor Hart.

Panthers: QB Joe Webb, WR Damiere Byrd, CB Daryl Williams, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, LB Jared Norris, OL Tyler Larsen, DT Paul Soliai.

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TAMPA BAY AT ARIZONA

Buccaneers: QB Ryan Griffin, S Ryan Smith, T Leonard Wester, DE Channing Ward, RB Peyton Barber, LB Devante Bond, OL Caleb Benenoch.

Cardinals: DT Frostee Rucker, DT Robert Nkemdiche, WR J.J. Nelson, S Marqui Christian, DT Olsen Pierre, LB Kareem Martin, G Cole Toner.

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SEATTLE AT LOS ANGELES

Seahawks: WR Tanner McEnvoy, CB DeAndre Elliott, RB C.J. Prosise, LB Dewey McDonald, G Germain Ifedi, TE Nick Vannett. DT Garrison Smith.

Rams: WR Pharoh Cooper, QB Sean Mannion, CB E.J. Gaines, CB Steve Williams, T Pace Murphy, WR Nelson Spruce, DE Matt Longacre.

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INDIANAPOLIS AT DENVER

Colts: LB Trent Cole, CB Vontae Davis, CB Patrick Robinson, S T.J. Green, T Le’Raven Clark, C Austin Blythe, DT Henry Anderson.

Broncos: QB Austin Davis, WR Bennie Fowler, CB Lorenzo Doss, G Connor McGovern, OL Ty Sambrailo, TE Jeff Heuerman, NT Kyle Peko.

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JACKSONVILLE AT SAN DIEGO

Jaguars: QB Brandon Allen, CB Prince Amukamara, RB Chris Ivory, G Chris Reed, WR Bryan Walters, DE Tyson Alualu, DE Chris Smith.

Chargers: S Adrian Phillips, RB Andre Williams, C Max Tuerk, T Tyreek Burwell, G-T Kenny Wiggins, NT Ryan Carrethers, DE Joey Bosa.

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ATLANTA AT OAKLAND

Falcons: SS Keanu Neal, RB Terron Ward, DE Brooks Reed, LB De’Vondre Campbell, G Mike Person, G Wes Schweitzer, TE Joshua Perkins.

Raiders: QB Connor Cook, CB Dexter McDonald, CB Antonio Hamilton, T Menelik Watson, T Matt McCants, TE Mychal Rivera.

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