New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not play in week 2 against the Miami Dolphins due to his hamstring injury, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will not play today vs. Dolphins due to hamstring injury, per source. https://t.co/WWEavAbzXl— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 18, 2016
Gronkowski was a scratch in week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals and back-up Martellus Bennett became a large part of the game plan in his place. Look for Bennett to play a larger role this week, too.
Additionally, we have to wonder about Gronkowski’s potential availability for week 3. The Patriots play the Texans on Thursday Night Football, so there’s a very real chance that Gronkowski will not be back until week 4.