Gronkowski out again for Patriots with hamstring issue
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.