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Report: Rob Gronkowski out again this week

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) makes a move during football team practice, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) AP

The Patriots brought an early end to suspense about tight end Rob Gronkowski’s status in Week One by leaving him at home when they traveled to Arizona to face the Cardinals.

It’s a home game for the Patriots this week, so there wasn’t a need to go beyond listing Gronkowski as questionable on Friday. It does look like things are going to play out the same way when it comes to putting him on the field, however.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Gronkowski will not play against the Dolphins on Sunday. Gronkowski hurt his hamstring in the middle of August and has been a limited participant in practice the last two weeks.

The Patriots were able to beat the Cardinals without Gronk’s help last weekend. Martellus Bennett played almost the entire game at tight end, catching three passes in his Patriots debut.

The Patriots had eight other players listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. That group includes left tackle Nate Solder and guard Jonathan Cooper, both of whom joined Gronkowski on the inactive list in Week One.

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36 Responses to “Report: Rob Gronkowski out again this week”
  1. tjh6316 says: Sep 18, 2016 7:25 AM

    I’m ok giving gronk rest and limiting the hits he takes this season

  2. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 18, 2016 7:28 AM

    might as well get used to not having him around. I don’t care how good he was, just not dependable anymore. whatever the reason, this guy gets hurt too often and misses critical games. not necessarily this week …..

  3. zuzus petals says: Sep 18, 2016 7:29 AM

    Off topic but Bennett was a beast last week. It didn’t show up in the stats columns but without his blocking and protection last week the Patriots don’t win that game. I was pleasantly surprised.

  4. sod61 says: Sep 18, 2016 7:37 AM

    They’ll still cream us. Smh.

  5. uglydingo says: Sep 18, 2016 7:39 AM

    Remember when Gronk hurt his hamstring and left practice in mid August it was reported not to be a serious problem.

  6. hang3xc says: Sep 18, 2016 7:48 AM

    They hold him out of all 4 preseason games so he won’t get hurt, now he is hurt anyway. This guy is almost always hurt, even before he got to the NFL. Very frustrating

  7. therealraider says: Sep 18, 2016 7:59 AM

    “Gronk only play with Brady”.

  8. laukkanen5 says: Sep 18, 2016 8:02 AM

    they need him healthy for week 5 when Brady is back and they play that afc force Cleveland lol lol lol

    51-110 last 10 years

  9. graylingskies says: Sep 18, 2016 8:14 AM

    Hamstrings can be easily remedied, or not. Can be due to overextending a muscle or group beyond its limits and that’s because the opposing muscle group is either not as developed or as well conditioned. Too much twerking off-season will do it too.

  10. dtp15 says: Sep 18, 2016 8:48 AM

    Keep that boy on ice until you absolutely need him.

  11. mosesthejuggernaut says: Sep 18, 2016 8:53 AM

    Beginning to think that maybe there was something to his draft day slide over injury prone concerns.

  12. streetyson says: Sep 18, 2016 9:08 AM

    No need to risk Gronk’s hammie when you got 3 other TEs (a promising rookie & two experienced starters), plus Fleming (except he’s desperately needed at tackle whilst the o-line is so patched-up). If & when they’re all healthy, BB will prob introduce the “5 TE set” plays! – and Roger will ban it the week after…

  13. chippysbinky says: Sep 18, 2016 9:14 AM

    Wasn’t counting on seeing him suit up and doubt the game plan was put together with thoughts of him being there but against that Miami front it would have helped, especially with the O-line so banged up. Jimmy G is going to have to keep his head up all that much more.
    And now we can expect all manner of posts about Gronkowski being fragile from trolls that would kill to have him on their teams.

  14. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoNewEngland says: Sep 18, 2016 9:19 AM

    Leaving for the Razor in about an hour, can’t wait to see all my Patriots pals today!
    Temps in the high 70’s too.🙂

  15. donbat67 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:25 AM

    Gronk no play .

  16. factpurveyor says: Sep 18, 2016 9:33 AM

    The average IQ of the people in Foxboro MA drops a measurable amount as Dolphins fans make their way to the stadium to play the Patriots.

  17. factpurveyor says: Sep 18, 2016 9:35 AM

    Another day of football an the NFL still hasn’t released the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 season.

  18. factpurveyor says: Sep 18, 2016 9:38 AM

    The average IQ of the people in Foxboro MA drops a measurable amount as the Dolphins fans make their way to the stadium to watch the Patriots play against the Dolphins today.

  19. accipiterq says: Sep 18, 2016 9:50 AM

    I was talking to some friends a few years ago about whether Gronk was going to have a long career. Eventually these injuries add up, even after you recover from them. I’m also trying to remember if there’s ever been a season where he hasn’t been hurt; last two years he played 15 games each, but he was really banged up. He’s obviously a beast when healthy or near that, but at what point do you start looking at what you’re paying him vs. how many games per year you get out of him.

  20. shadywarrior says: Sep 18, 2016 10:07 AM

    Just get the win. When they win, I barely count how many games anyone has missed. If Gronk doesn’t play til Week 7 and they go 6-0 without him, as far as I’m concerned, it was the right move.

  21. raymondmac says: Sep 18, 2016 10:16 AM

    Long term focus.
    Heal it up. No good being hampered all season with a poorly healed, injury-prone hamstring.

  22. mikeoxwells says: Sep 18, 2016 10:26 AM

    Another week of coloring books, crayons, and juice boxes for him.

  23. rjc32586 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:28 AM

    Mo Pro Babble says:
    Sep 18, 2016 7:28 AM
    might as well get used to not having him around. I don’t care how good he was, just not dependable anymore. whatever the reason, this guy gets hurt too often and misses critical games. not necessarily this week …..
    ___________________________________

    I’m not sure where this line of thinking comes from. He had injury problems in 2012 and 2013 when he played in 11 and 7 games, respectively. But aside from that, he played in all 16 games in 2010 and 2011, and 15 games in 2014 and 2015 (and he only missed Week 17 in 2014 when the Patriots had clinched the top seed and they gave him rest).

  24. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 18, 2016 10:53 AM

    This is peculiar. Maybe it goes beyond injuries. Perhaps he’s struggling internally with the demons present as a result of systematic cheating.

  25. chippysbinky says: Sep 18, 2016 11:05 AM

    Sep 18, 2016 10:45 AM
    MiamiDolphinsNationTraveling..

    Leaving for the Razor in about an hour, can’t wait to see all my Patriots pals today!
    ++++++++++++++++++

    What a fraud. Only bspn fanboys call Gillette the razor.

  26. donbat67 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:07 AM

    I invision him with a coloring book on the sideline ,maybe a juicebox .

  27. proudchowdahead13 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:16 AM

    If I was a fan attending the game, I would be terribly pissed after paying all that money for tickets, parking etc, to find out that they’re just holding him out till brady returns. I want the best product on the field for my money. If Miami wins, I bet Gronk plays Thursday night against the Texans.

  28. gnorules says: Sep 18, 2016 11:19 AM

    Madden curse?

  29. donbat67 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:25 AM

    sorry Mike didn’t see your comment .

  30. npadln says: Sep 18, 2016 11:36 AM

    Keep in mind that not only is Gronkowski a shifty superman at the receiver position he is also a caveman on the offensive line. This guy is equally at home in the trenches as he is in open space. It is almost like the Patriots get a two position players for the cost of one. It’s no surprise then that he is vulnerable to a wider collection of injuries. I think it will mean a shorter career for him but then again, what a career!

  31. chippysbinky says: Sep 18, 2016 11:51 AM

    donbat67 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 11:25 AM
    sorry Mike didn’t see your comment .
    ++++++++++++++

    A Pats troll that posts first and reads after (if at all). I’m shocked, shocked I tell you!

  32. senatorblutarsky says: Sep 18, 2016 11:52 AM

    Gronkowski out? That’s a shame.

  33. csb28 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:19 PM

    factpurveyor says:
    Sep 18, 2016 9:33 AM
    The average IQ of the people in Foxboro MA drops a measurable amount as Dolphins fans make their way to the stadium to play the Patriots.

    I guess you’re right because I can’t quite figure our your point.

  34. pantherfan4055 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:37 PM

    MADDEN CURSE YOU PATRIOTCHUMPS

  35. harshedmellow says: Sep 18, 2016 12:54 PM

    It’s not an injury, it’s a holdout.

  36. flash1287 says: Sep 18, 2016 1:17 PM

    pantherfan4055 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 12:37 PM
    MADDEN CURSE YOU PATRIOTCHUMPS

    What a tool

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